Polymerisation pilot facilities for development biobased materials

31 August 2017

While the polymerisation of biobased monomers is an important step in making plastics, resins and coatings from plant materials which can compete with their fossil counterparts, there are currently no pilot facilities for this process available in the Dutch R&D ecosystem. Now two new initiatives are aimed at realising an open access pilot plant for polymerisation.
The catalyst for both initiatives is the Biobased Performance Materials research programme. The first pilot facility, planned in Etten-Leur, is focused on ring-opening polymerisation of biobased monomers. The second pilot facility is planned in Emmen, at the Sustainable Polymer Innovation Campus (News Item WUR, 30 June 2017).
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