Innovation Awardsthe final cut

Baker, John
July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/30/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 5, p17
Trade Publication
The article discusses innovations in the chemical industry that have been recognized by the ICIS Innovation Awards, sponsored by Dow Corning Corp. The award for the best process innovation was given to Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. for a novel nonphosgene polycarbonate (PC) production process using byproduct carbon dioxide (CO2) as starting material. Asahi Kasei Chemicals claim that it is the first green, sustainable process for producing an aromatic PC from CO2 instead of carbon monoxide.


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