InfiChem Polymers LLC is working toward commercializing its proprietary technology to convert polyurethane scrap foam into new green polyols that are suitable to create new polyurethanes. In 2009, ICP completed the construction and validation of its first production facility located in Sterling Heights, MI. That announcement marked the culmination of research for the Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) between the Dept. of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), The Vehicle Recycle Partnership (VRP) of the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), and the Automotive Group of the American Chemistry Council - Plastics Div. (ACC-PD).
ICP's technology utilizes glycolysis to chemically depolymerize polyurethanes into liquid initiators, which are used to produce Infigreen Polyols. The first generation of Infigreen Polyols has more than 60% recycled content. The polyols can also be used in spray-foam applications, flexible foams, elastomers, and other traditional polyurethane applications.