AirCarbon converts greenhouse gases into a plastic material that performs on par with traditional oil-based plastics, but is cheaper to manufacture.
AirCarbon is a carbon-negative plastic, meaning that it captures carbon from methane and other atmospheric greenhouse gases to make plastic materials. It can match oil-based plastics in price and performance, representing a sustainable alternative to traditional plastics.
AirCarbon is being produced on a commercial scale at two production sites in California, and is used to make chairs, bags and cell phone cases. Customers include some of the largest manufactures in the furniture, packaging and electronics industries. Newlight Technologies have recently signed contracts with major industry suppliers, including Ikea and The Body Shop, to supply Air Carbon materials.
Why you should care
Millions of tons of carbon are emitted into the air every day from all sectors of society. AirCarbon captures that carbon and uses it as a resource to make products that would otherwise be made from oil. The products made from AirCarbon are carbon-negative, even after calculating the emissions from the energy used in production.