Novomer is a materials company in Ithaca, New York, pioneering a family of low-cost, high-value green plastics, polymers and chemicals to feed the worldâ€™s growing appetite for performance materials. Novomerâ€™s groundbreaking proprietary catalysts transform carbon dioxide and other renewable materials into polymers, thermoplastics, and other high-value products of chemistry.
Other biodegradable plastics are made from food crops and specially manipulated bacteria in a complicated multi-stage process. Novomer reuses industrial by-products like carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide and traditional chemical methods to make its green plastics and specialty chemicals.
Novomer currently is building partnerships to commercialize these resource-stretching technologies.