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 world’s growing appetite for performance materials. Novomer’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.