Loveland, OH – April 11, 2019—Sirrus, Inc., a developer of novel electron-deficient monomers and oligomers, has completed construction of a $2 million bench plant expansion to increase production of methylene malonate monomers and oligomers.
The expanded bench facility represents an important step in the design and construction of Sirrus’ full-scale production facility, which is scheduled to break ground in 2019. “The expanded facility makes use of equipment that is scalable. This affords our engineering partners access to continuous process data, testing of control strategies and demonstration of in process stabilization. This combination provides extreme confidence in producing these monomers in commercial quantities at our desired product specifications,” says Jeff Uhrig, Sirrus CEO.
The pilot facility also gives Sirrus and its development partners access to larger quantities of the company’s methylene malonate monomers. This will allow partners to conduct line trials and customer qualification, an important step towards advancing commercial offtake discussions. When operating continuously, the expanded facility will be able to produce up to two tonnes per month of monomer.
Sirrus’ core monomer and macromer products—Chemilian™ and Forza™—have near-term applications in adhesives, sealants and coatings. Other promising applications for methylene malonate technology are supported by the company’s growing intellectual property portfolio, which now consists of 74 globally issued patents.
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Sirrus Inc. develops and supplies unique chemical building blocks for the next generation of high performance coatings, adhesives, sealants and composites. Our patented technology focuses on methylene malonate monomers and oligomeric crosslinkers that can polymerize anionically at ambient temperatures. Sirrus works with development partners in the automotive, electronics, packaging and consumer goods industries to deliver sustainable products that will enhance energy efficiency, safety and performance. Sirrus Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Shokubai, a global chemical company and leading supplier of acrylates, specialty monomers, functional polymers and catalysts. For more information, visit www.sirruschemistry.com.
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