Carbon dioxide replaces petroleum in plastics and synthetics
CO₂ as a new raw material – becoming a jack of all trades
Carbon dioxide shows an unfamiliar side: One of the most prevalent and environmentally dangerous greenhouse gasses, CO₂ is being transformed into a sustainable new raw material. As a result, this gas is can now be found in mattresses and sports floors. In the future, carbon dioxide is also expected to be used in cars. And even clothing and building insulation made with CO₂ technology are no longer a pipe dream! Bound in plastic or synthetic materials, carbon dioxide will find its way into many products used in our daily lives.
This groundbreaking use of CO₂ is the result of the award-winning process we have developed with our partner RWTH Aachen. More than just technical innovation in plastics and synthetic production, this process conserves fossil fuels and reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. It’s an innovative contribution to resource conservation and also to the circular economy, since the carbon from CO₂ is essentially being recycled.