Empower Materials recently finished several production size polymer synthesis reactions to produce large quantities of QPAC®60 Polybutylyene Carbonate.
These polymers add to the other green polymers commercially produced by Empower Materials, QPAC®25 Polyethylene Carbonate, QPAC®40 Polypropylene Carbonate, QPAC®100 Polypropylene/ Polycyclohexene Carbonate, and QPAC®130 Polycyclohexene Carbonate
QPAC®60 has similar decomposition properties to QPAC®25 and QPAC®40. It degrades at low temperatures and the residuals remaining after decomposition are negligible. The polymer has a higher glass transition temperature than both QPAC®25 and QPAC®40. It also exhibits unique flexibility while maintaining excellent strength and binding/ adhesion properties. One targeted application for QPAC®60 is for tape casting applications.
The new catalyst technology developed recently has allowed for the production of these materials as well as higher molecular weights for both QPAC®25 and QPAC®40, QPAC®100 Polypropylene/ Polycyclohexene Carbonate, and QPAC®130 Polycyclohexene Carbonate
Please contact PeterFerraro@empowermaterials.com for more information.