Environmental Impact

Superior Polymers Through Metathesis

Environmental Impact

In determining the environmental impact of our products enabled by metathesis reactions, Materia takes a comprehensive approach of the production and life cycle of our product including its impact throughout our customers’ manufacturing supply chains, from concept to shipping.

Next-Generation Performance. Our advanced polymer platforms, enabled by Grubbs Catalyst® technology, in many cases, significantly outperform competing materials. Because of the efficiency and power of this catalyst technology, our polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) resins have extraordinary formulation flexibility, are fast to manufacture, and exhibit the strengths of thermosets, thermoplastics, and fluoropolymers with very few of their weaknesses. Our polymers are oftentimes lighter in weight than most competing materials, leading to far less usage of natural resources for manufacturers and end consumers, in addition to having much longer life cycles making our polymers efficient environmentally and financially.

Our Chemistry is Solving Global Issues Facing Society

We believe that science is the way to solve society’ global challenges facing society and Materia engineers are working on innovative solutions every day through our advanced polymers.

Advanced Polymers. Though there are many ways to polymerize molecules together, the ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) process is an ideal method when using Grubbs Catalyst products due to their superior functional group tolerance and stability. With the wider tolerance of different functional groups present in the molecules, we support the broadest range of monomers and performance-tuned additives, creating more advanced polymer chains with much lower carbon footprints than most other polymeric materials on the market today.


Grubbs Catalyst® technology is owned by Umicore.