Composition and Process Technology
Resinate has a growing portfolio of technologies available for license. Each technology is based on our commitment to advance the use of recycled-content to make high-performance green chemistry solutions. If you would like to learn more about opportunities to collaborate with our team, contact us at +1-800-891-2955.
The eight billion-plus broilers produced each year by the U.S. poultry industry leave behind some three billion pounds of waste feathers. Feathers are used as soil conditioners and animal feed additives – both low value uses of this resource. Resinate has filed a provisional patent covering the conversion of this low cost raw material into viable polyols for use in polyurethane applications.
Lignin is the second most abundant biorenewable material on earth, and is typically used as a low cost fuel. Its high OH functionality and aromaticity are a good match for polymers. Because it is highly colored it is more suited for non-show applications. In spite of its use as a fuel, polymers prepared from lignin have shown reduced flammability characteristics. Resinate has a patent pending on lignin polyol compositions.
Patent US 20160208044
Levulinate Ketal Polyols
Levulinic Acid, which is derived from wood, can be used to produce Levulinate Glycerol Ketal. Resinate has developed new levulinate glycerol ketal-based polyols which yield soft and flexible coatings, suggesting use in soft touch, textile or leather coatings or flexible foam applications. Resinate has a patent pending on these levulinate glycerol ketal-derived polyol compositions.
Resinate’s decolorization technology allows for taking low cost PET recycle streams and converting them into high value polyols. It also purifies the polyols to improve the quality. Resinate has a patent pending on its decolorization technology.
Digestipol™ technology enables the incorporation of a variety of low cost or free agricultural waste streams into high-performance polyols. It also allows for the incorporation of high performance recycle streams, and post-consumer and post-industrial scrap streams. Resinate has a patent pending on its Digestipol™ technology.
Resinate has developed high recycled and renewable content polymeric plasticizers. It was identified that mechanical, chemical resistance, and electrical resistivity performance of Resinate’s polymeric plasticizers – which contain between 60% to 100% recycle and renewable content – are comparable or superior in performance to the petroleum-based benchmark.
Resinate has developed crystallization inhibitors that permit higher PET content in rigid foam polyols. Although higher PET content typically yields crystallized, inhomogeneous polyols, Resinate’s technology allows for high PET content and transparent, homogeneous polyol compositions. High PET content polyols can yield reduced flammability in rigid foams which may result in reduced need for high isocyanate index and/or FR agents thus reducing the overall cost.