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Polyether polyols - industrial scale manufacture

Polyether polyols - industrial scale manufacture

Polyether polyols - industrial scale manufacture

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I am trying to gain some insight into industrial scale formation of polyethers - ones that go on to become feedstock material for polyurethanes.

Can anyone shed any light on:

- How are these polymers manufactured industrially? Batch? Continuous flow? Semi-batch?

- What process is used to perform the polymerisation? Catalysts? Pressures? Temperatures?

- How is the polymer product treated after synthesis? Is the catalyst removed? does it need to be mixed with a solvent to aid transfer? etc.

Any industrial insight at all would be very helpful!

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