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Asahi Kasei claims to improve yields in CO₂-to-isocyanate process

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December 03, 2020
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Isocyanates – one of the two building blocks of polyurethanes – are generally more challenging to make sustainable than polyols. The innovation focuses on increasing the yield of the urea-hexamethylenediamine reaction; this approach is promising, as is leverages a material that already uses CO­2 at scale. While timelines to commercialization are still long, clients should consider engaging to pilot materials made with this process.

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