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Repsol Polycarbonate Polyol Project

Repsol starts-up new pilot plant for its polycarbonate polyol

Repsol is developing a product for manufacturing a new type of polyol, polycarbonate polyol, which will partially replace its raw material, propylene oxide (a limited fossil resource) with the abundant and sustainable alternative, CO2.

This means a considerable reduction in the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and, consequently, lessening environmental footprint impact.

Repsol has worked together with selected customers who have manufactured products with this polyol. Additional advantages of this new polycarbonate polyol are that, it enhances certain properties of different CASE applications. For adhesives and elastomers, the improved features can be added adherence and elasticity compared with conventional polyols.

Repsol has already started production of its polycarbonate polyol in the pilot plant located in Puertollano, Spain. With this plant Repsol aims to produce polyol with a 20% of CO2.

“This is a step forward for a more ambitious project at industrial scale,” the company said in a press release. “With this product, Repsol reinforces its commitment to innovation, sustainability and contributing to a better environment.”

Repsol offers a portfolio of polyols with a wide range of alternatives to meet the specific needs of its customers.