Green Feedstock for Renewable Polymers
Produced from 100% post-consumer plastic
About RiPurpose Olig1000-700
RiPurpose Olig1000-700 is produced by the chemical breakdown of post-consumer waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic collected from the ocean and environment. This product contains oligomers with terminal hydroxyl and carboxylic acid functional groups. This sustainable and green co-monomer can be used as a direct replacement for petroleum-derived feedstock to produce high-value renewable and upcycled polymers by polycondensation and transesterification reactions. RiPurpose Olig1000-700 can be directly used as a feedstock during the polycondensation step of PET production, thereby avoiding the esterification step to prepare a prepolymer intermediate. By using this recycled feedstock, customers can claim CO2 emission reduction of up to 60% for their end-use polymers. Our product line will enable customers to create a circular economy and decarbonize polymer industries while addressing environmental and water-borne waste plastic challenges, and preserving fossil resources; thus, creating a positive societal impact.
The development of PET oligomer addresses several of the problems prevalent with conventional PET recycling progress by providing a versatile precursor for further modifications . This oligomeric material has both alcohol and acidic end groups which enable a wide array of applications. For example, the material can be utilized as an initiator for ring-opening polymerization of various monomers, such as caprolactone, which can be used to make PET-co-caprolactone copolymers that can be utilized as compatibilizers in polymer blends [2,3]. Additionally, polycondensation can be performed with a wide variety of materials to create novel polymeric materials. An example of this is the co-reaction between PET and poly(tetramethylene oxide) which has been reported recently in literature for the creation of versatile multi-blocks segmented poly(ether-ester)s such as poly(ethylene terephthalate-co-1,4-cyclohexanedimethylene terephthalate)-block-poly(tetramethylene oxide) which has highly controlled melt and mechanical properties .
Further modification of the polymer can be achieved by initially reacting it with an excess quantity of ethylene glycol under polycondensation to convert the precursor into a di-alcohol endcap product. This can subsequently be reacted with isothiocyanates to form PET-polyurethanes in which case the PET behaves as a chain extender in the stepwise reaction . Similarly, a reaction with diglycidyl compounds can be used for the preparation of epoxies. Conversely, a reaction with excess terephthalic acid can convert into a diacid form. This can subsequently be reacted with diamines in a polycondensation condition to form polyamides . The potential applications for this versatile precursor are diverse and hold great promise for further development.
Renewable PET: Renewable PET was synthesized by partially or fully replacing the conventional PET feedstock with RiPurpose Olig1000-700.
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RiPurpose™ is a trademark of RiKarbon, 550 S. College Ave, Suite 107, Newark, DE 19713. For more information about RiPurpose and RiKarbon visit www.rikarbon.com.
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