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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.

Propriety catalyst design allows for the production of a wise range of poly(alkylene carbonate). Additionally the molecular weight can be controlled to create molecules of very high molecular weight, unlike other technologies. The process can also be controlled to tailor other properties including adhesion and strength.
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