HEERLEN, The Netherlands – Royal DSM N.V., Heerlen, The Netherlands, and Novomer Inc., Waltham, MA, have signed an agreement to jointly develop a coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material. The project will combine DSM’s technologies and market access with the CO2 polymerization technology of Novomer.

The chemistry and process technology for producing polymers from CO2 and propylene oxide will be developed by Novomer, while DSM will convert the polymers into resins and formulate them for target applications such as coatings, adhesives and graphic arts.