FortressAB’s Poly-ALLTM bio-glycol technology transforms plant-based sugars into mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) and propylene glycol (MPG). Bio-glycols produced from our process are molecularly identical to those produced from petroleum sources and ideal alternatives for the production of composites and recycling of fossil fuel derived products.
MEG is ubiquitous in our day to day lives—being used in the production of polyester fibers and PET plastic bottles. Globally, MEG is a $25B market almost exclusively derived from fossil fuels. FortressAB’s Poly-ALLTM Bio-MEG is created from sustainably managed Canadian forests and other biomasses, reducing our reliance on petroleum resources.
Propylene glycol (PG) is predominantly used in the production of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) – which are used for manufacturing plastics and other composite materials. Due to its low toxicity PG is often used in the pharmaceutical and food industries as well as a de-icing fluid. FortressAB’s Poly-ALLTM Bio-PG is a sugar-based alternative to PG derived from fossil fuels.