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Our carbon dioxide polymers feature numerous benefits over traditional petroleum-based plastics.
QPAC®25 poly(ethylene carbonate) and QPAC®40 (propylene carbonate) are the most widely used products within our family of binders. Empower Materials offers a wide range of polymer solutions by varying the epoxide monomer or using blends of epoxides to produce a specific reaction. Our technical team will work with you to develop the best product for your application.
What are the properties of QPAC® polymers?
Both QPAC®25 and QPAC®40 burn in air with an almost invisible flame, and their products of combustion are non-toxic, primarily carbon dioxide and water. In the absence of oxygen, thermal decomposition yields a cyclic carbonate that vaporizes for complete removal, leaving minimal ash residue. QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonate) copolymers are amorphous, clear, readily processable, and offer long-term mechanical stability. Additionally, QPAC®25 poly(ethylene carbonate) is enzyme degradable and biocompatible.
QPAC® binders are available in various forms, including granulates, pellets, aqueous dispersion, and solutions.
Please contact us to discuss your specific application or for the following information:
- QPAC®40 poly(propylene carbonate): Plasticizer Compatibility
- Recommended Solvents for QPAC®25 poly(ethylene carbonate), QPAC®40 poly(propylene carbonate), QPAC®100 poly(propylene/cycolohexene carbonate), and QPAC®130 poly(cyclohexene carbonate)
- Additional technical questions