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Bayer MaterialScience reduces petroleum use with CO2 replacement during elastomer production

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Leverkusen, Germany - Bayer MaterialScience’s research into carbon dioxide as a new raw material for making plastics is delivering further successes. In laboratory tests, the company has succeeded in significantly further reducing the need for petroleum at precursor level through the incorporation of CO2. Plastics and their components are normally based entirely on oil. The new process also extends the range of plastics that CO2 can be used to produce. This is the result of the Dream Polymers research project in which Bayer MaterialScience is continuing its activities to find new uses for CO2. A technology using the greenhouse gas to produce a key component for high-quality foam (polyurethane) is already moving toward commercial use. The proportion of petroleum in this chemical is 80 percent. "We have now succeeded in reducing the petroleum content for making other plastics to just 60 percent," says project manager, Dr. Christoph Gürtler. Carbon dioxide is used twice in the new process. First, the greenhouse gas is incorporated directly into a new kind of precursor (polyoxymethylene polycarbonate polyol), replacing 20 percent of the petroleum. Second, it is also used indirectly, producing a chemical that is also incorporated into the precursor for a further 20 percent saving in petroleum. "As a result, the proportion of alternative raw materials is already 40 percent," remarks Gürtler. In addition to this, the number of plastics that can be produced using carbon dioxide is increasing. "It is now also possible to manufacture thermoplastic polyurethanes, films and casting elastomers in this way," says Gürtler. Such plastics are used in all kinds of applications, including automotive interiors, cable sheathing and sporting goods such as ski boots. The researchers have already proved in laboratory tests that the manufacturing process works in principle. "Initial application tests have been positive," confirms Gürtler, but he adds that there is some way to go before the process is commercially viable. Dream Polymers is being supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. External institutions in Germany such as the CAT Catalytic Center, the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology are also involved. Bayer MaterialScience sees itself as a pioneer when it comes to future applications for CO2. As part of its Dream Production project, which has already been in progress for some time, the company aims to use carbon dioxide as a component for flexible polyurethane foam at the Dormagen site from 2016 onward. The new material will initially be used to make mattresses. - * Email

The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Monday, September 22, 2014
Dow Polyurethanes introduces new high-performance reactive expoxy toughener
Nokia Tyres adjusts production output
Yokohama acquires marine hose manufacturer from Parker Hannifin
MIT researchers develop camouflaging elastomers
IRSG announces World Rubber Summit 2015 will take place in Singapore
New market report on China's automotive rubber hose industry
Bayer to sell of MaterialScience business

Friday, September 19, 2014
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV - Now Available!
Apollo Tyres confirms plan for new 475 million Euro plant in Hungary
Endurica LLC offers new rubber fatigue endurance test
New satellite show to be held during PLAST 2015
Flexicon breaks ground on U.S. headquarters expansion
DuPont to increase ethylene capacity to meet growing demand for its specialty resins product lines
Polymax opens U.S. facility near Chicago

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Smithers Quality Assessments is celebrating 20 years of continuous ISO 9001 certification with four clients
Bayer MaterialScience to increase TPU production in India
Milliken to showcase ultra clear PP-based commercial applications at Emballage 2014
RTP introduces new conductive extrusion compounds
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid
Saint-Gobain and Bieglo to exhibit at Fakuma Show
Rubber poised to rise as prices at five-year low cut output

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
TIA announces 2014-2015 board of directors election results
Solvay inaugurates specialty surfactants plant in Genthin, Germany
Titan International approves quarterly cash dividend
Lanxess expands pigment plant in Ningbo, China
Dow Elastomers launches next generation technology for footwear
Cabot elects new member to its board of directors
Michelin farm tires demonstrate performance advantages during footprint and traction tests

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
R.E. Carroll Inc. hires Charleen Henke as new midwestern technical sales representative
Malaysia to send 20 million medical gloves to fight Ebola
New market report on disposable gloves for medical and non-medical applications
Anne Noonan named president of Omnova Solutions' performance chemicals business
UTEX Industries finalizes plan to expand operations in Singapore
Bluestar Silicones launched Silcolease flat release polymer at Labelexpo Americas 2014
Dow Corning expands Syl-Off portfolio with new release coating

Monday, September 15, 2014
Vystar board approves natural rubber latex business spinoff
International Rubber Company sales hit $9 million in the first half of 2014
Continental breaks ground on it new high performance tire technical center in Korbach, Germany
PanAridus CEO announces new patent and first bale shipment of guayule
Anvis expands it German headquarters
RTP Company introduces new conductive extrusion compounds
PolyOne announces Javier A. Echevarria as vice president of global sourcing

Friday, September 12, 2014
Trelleborg sells off its rubber boot operation in Spain
Evonik opens 20,000 ton expansion to its precipitated silica site in Pennsylvania
Environmental group blasts Forest Stewardship Council for certifying tainted Vietnam company
Toyo Tire establishes new polyurethane business in Thailand
Sri Trang set for rubber trading in Myanmar
Japan may begin buying Myanmar rubber next month
BASF opens new butadiene extraction plant in Belgium

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Nokian Tyres launches international marketing cooperation campaign with the IOF and Tough Mudder
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomer IV - Now available!
Zyvex and OCSiAl cancel plans for merger
Toyo Tire introduces newest premium all season tire
Cimcorp to automate green tire handling at Chinese Qingdao Sentury Tire
ISRI announces newest board members
New report on the Brazilian tire market

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
India's natural rubber imports rise 15 percent in August
Apollo Tyres plans new EUR 442.2 million plant in Hungary
India tire manufacturers stock surges 9 percent on low rubber prices
Michelin, Amyris and Braskem team up for renewable isoprene for production
Converse produces all rubber Chuck Taylor sneaker
New market reports on global and China rubber chemical industry and internal mixer industry
Rubber at five year low amid oversupply in Thailand

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Evonik to invest EUR 2 billion in its German operations
China drops its anti-dumping duties from Russia, Japan and South Korea
Dow Chemical announces new executive leadership appointments
Bridgestone's Tennessee tire plant earns LEED V3 recertification
Smithers Rapra's Hochschwender to deliver keynote speech at ITEC
KraussMaffei adds two new injection molding machines to its portfolio
Cabot Corporation announces three new fumed silica products

Monday, September 08, 2014
Cabot Corporation increases prices for specialty carbons globally
Evonik expands it specialty silica capacities in Japan
Brenntag expands its India business with the acquisition of Pioma Chemicals
A. Schulman acquires Australian compounder Compco Pty. Ltd.
BASF prepares for its 150th anniversary in 2015
Cooper Standard to become majority owner of largest Chinese automotive sealing manufacturer
Akron Polymer Conference takes place October 2-3

Friday, September 05, 2014
New market report on toluene diisocyanates in Europe
Nokian Tyres launches international marketing cooperation campaign with IOF
Nexen Tire makes an active push into the European market through a global brand marketing with European football clubs
Abhisar Buildwell inks rubber threads supply pact with Rubfila
Large wind turbines benefit from cable sheathing made of Lanxess Levapren
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Semperit initiates arbitration proceedings against its Thai joint venture partner Sri Trang Agro

Thursday, September 04, 2014
Bridgestone to attend the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles International Motor Show in Hanover
Lehigh Technologies raises $8 million to drive global expansion
Mesnac announces appointment of Dr. K. Mohamed Hassan as executive director
Cooper Tire board elects Tom Lause as treasurer
India expects increase in natural rubber imports
Nokian Tyres is introducing five new SUV summer tires
Nexen Tire achieves first-ever grand slam of design awards for a tire maker

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Continental Tire plant in Mt. Vernon, IL, celebrates 40th anniversary
Nynas reports second quarter 2014 results
BASF to increase prices for neopentylglycol (Neol) in North America
Zeon names Bob Barlow as president and CEO
ARPM announces the availability of its annual Wage and Salary Report for the rubber industry
Malaysia's rubber glove industry urged to take advantage of growing market
Accella Performance Materials acquires Zeus Tyrefill Systems

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Saint-Gobain Seals' Rulon J polymer to be used for shock absorbers by US manufacturer
LyondellBasell to build world scale PO/TBA plant on U.S. gulf coast
APS Compounding announces two new hires
New market report on the global material testing equipment
NSF awards $800,000 to ramp up production of eco-friendly halogen-free rubber
Thwing-Albert introduces new materials testing machine frame
Sumitomo Rubber awarded contract for OEM tire placement on Jeep Compass and Patriot
MRF opens retreading factory in Oman

Monday, September 01, 2014
Albemarle and PolyOne to present at KeyBanc Capital Markets conference in Boston
Bridgestone establishes new company to sell industrial products in Chile
Kraiburg TPE to participate in Indoplas 2014 in Jarkarta
Trelleborg presents the results of tire size and farming productivity study
Clariant to offer certified sustainable palm oil based material
Momentive Performance Materials prepares to exit bankruptcy

Friday, August 29, 2014
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
TIA announces 2014 Hall of Fame recipients
Evonik Industries announces global price Increase of up to 10 percent
New market report on global rubber gloves
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
SO.F.TER introduces TPE extrusion suitable for drinking water contact

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Goodyear names Richard Kellam senior vice president, global sales and marketing
Nynas AB announces changes to the executive committee
Cooper Tire reports independent valuation of CCT
TIA submits comments to NHTSA regarding proposed rulemaking for tire identification numbers
Mesnac announces expansion plans for its European region
Rubber Division, ACS, reports hotels are nearly sold out for International Elastomer Conference in Nashville
New market report on the global silicone rubber industry

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience reduces petroleum use with CO2 replacement during elastomer production
Kraiburg TPE's Thermolast K used by Stabilo for injection molded pens and pencils
New market report on butyl rubber technical material
United States International Trade Commision forwards case against Chinese tire dumping
Pyrolyx issued patent for new green carbon black recovery method
Thailand approves 5.94 billion (baht) for overhaul of rubber industry
Wacker named 'Preferred Supplier' by Bosch
Rubber may soon come from dandelions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
New market report on the global v-belt industry
ACS Group hires new vice president of marketing and product development
Thai military government approves sale of country's rubber stocks
Nexeo hosts Technical Summit in Houston, TX
Yokohama's next generation Geolandar H/T goes on sale September 1
Auto sales increase Indian tire manufacturers' stock values
Vietnam Rubber Group improves policies for rubber growers
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces the Firestone FS561 steer tire

Monday, August 25, 2014
ARPM Benchmarking and Best Practices conference sees 25 percent increase in registration
New market report on surfactants
Ross offers new custom agitated vessels with silicone heating blanket
Thailand's rubber industry struggles with declining prices
Silicone added to the international care labeling standard
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces new Bandag B799 fleet tire
Orion Engineered Carbons to release second quarter results

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