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An Alternative to Petroleum-Based Plastics

Posted December 31, 2007 8:13 AM
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Venture capitalists are banking on biodegradable plastics made from carbon dioxide and epoxides. Relying on a proprietary zinc-based catalyst, the process works quickly to form material with varying clarity and hardness. Because carbon dioxide is an inexpensive feedstock, competitive costs for packaging and medical manufacturing are promised.

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Re: An Alternative to Petroleum-Based Plastics

01/06/2008 5:38 AM

This will be a natural attraction for Coal Gasifier projects to earn an additional product after H2 had been taken away to Synthesize Ammonia. Or even where Synthesis Gas has been cinverted to Methanol--and Co2 is spare. And maybe while taking Co2 out from Lime Kilns.

Let us see the hands of the ZincBased Catalysts.

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