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Repsol’s New Pilot Plant for Sustainable Polycarbonate Polyol

Published on 2017-02-24. Author : SpecialChem

Repsol has announced that it is developing an innovative and pioneering product for manufacturing a new type of polyol, polycarbonate polyol, which will partially replace its raw material, propylene oxide (a limited fossil resource) with the abundant and sustainable alternative, CO2.

A New Sustainable CO2 Based PC Polyol

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This means a considerable reduction in the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and, consequently, lessening environmental footprint impact.

Repsol has worked together with selected customers who have manufactured products with this innovative polyol. Additional advantages of this new polycarbonate polyol are that, it enhances certain properties of different CASE applications.

For adhesives and elastomers, the improved features can be:
  • Added adherence 
  • Added elasticity 

They also have specific properties that mean they can be applied in other ways in the future.

Polyol with 20% of CO2

Repsol has already started production of its polycarbonate polyol in the pilot plant located in Puertollano, Spain. With this plant Repsol aims to produce polyol with a 20% of CO2.

This is a step forward for a more ambitious project at industrial scale.With this product, Repsol reinforces its commitment to innovation, sustainability and contributing to a better environment. Repsol offers a portfolio of polyols with a wide range of alternatives to meet the specific needs of its customers.

About Repsol

Repsol is one of the world’s leading energy companies and one of the largest publicly-trade oil companies, present key areas of high potential on the international energy map.

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Source: Repsol
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