Construction

Build better with renewable carbon

The new era of architecture

Architecture and innovation are coming together at the cutting edge of sustainable design. Well before construction, engineers and developers consider the lifecycle of each building and the impact of their choices. Materials like polyurethanes play an important role by improving resource efficiency, optimising energy performance, incorporating renewable resources, and enhancing recyclability. Choosing materials made with renewable carbon can reduce a building’s carbon footprint and extend its use.

Every building benefits from polyurethanes

  • Insulation made with rigid polyurethane foam keeps building temperatures stable
  • Polyurethane window seals conserve energy by stopping air leakage
  • Adhesive spray foams adhere materials and enhance durability
  • Protective polyurethane coatings extend the lifetime of floors and other surfaces
  • Flexible foam under carpets help maintain heat
  • Durable spray foams improve strength and keep wind from carrying buildings away in severe weather
Building Benefits

Making polyurethanes from renewable carbon

Before polyurethane becomes part of a building, it starts out as two components that are mixed together: isocyantes and polyols.

At Econic, we provide manufacturers with a special process and unique catalyst to make polyols — specifically polycarbonate ether polyols — from carbon dioxide. These can effectively replace the oil-based polyether polyols that are typically used to make polyurethanes.

Add upcycled carbon, get better -performance
Switching to our process and incorporating renewable carbon, not only makes polyurethanes that are more sustainable, these materials often perform better in architectural applications thanks to tunable characteristics at the molecular level.

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Replace Fossil Feedstocks

DropletConventional process for polymers with oil-based raw materials

Droplets

 

ProcessEconic’s process for polymers with captured recycled CO2

Process Multiple

Our catalyst transforms inert carbon dioxide into a reactive feedstock; replacing propylene oxide or ethylene oxide in the polyether production process.

Finetune Properties

Linkages

Carbonate linkages can change the properties of polyurethanes.

Our process allows manufacturers to carefully tune these for optimized performance in every application.
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We are currently shipping samples of polyols made with the Econic process and catalyst.

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License our technology

If you would like to learn more about licensing Econic’s technology, our experts would be happy to discuss your application and how to apply our process.

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