Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:40:20 GMT Covestro, Germany International relevant pressreleases from Covestro$file/bayer_logo.gif Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases 55 55 en <![CDATA[ Premiere at Simac: ATOM Lab to present fully-automated shoe manufacturing: Bonding soles via digital printing]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT Covestro´s digital print experts Dr. Jörg Tillack (right) and Lukas Breuers examine a shoe sole with an adhesive printed on it. In the background you can see a printer for fused filament fabrication (FFF). Covestro provides technology and material solution with polyurethane]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the VDI Congress "Plastics in Automotive Engineering" in Mannheim: Concepts for e-mobility and autonomous driving]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT Seamless integration of LiDAR sensors in a polycarbonate front structure Functional material solutions based on polycarbonate]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Focus on chemical-resistant and flame-retardant polycarbonates: Material partner of the medical equipment industry]]> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT For the housing of the motor module of its Cellfina® system, Merz Pharma uses the flame-retardant Makroblend® M4000 FR PC+PBT polycarbonate blend from Covestro. Merz Pharma uses Covestro polycarbonate for its Cellfina® system]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro supports partners in medical technology: New polycarbonate for safe administration of life-saving drugs to patients]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT Makrolon® Rx3440 polycarbonate from Covestro LLC demonstrates superior durability, oncology drug resistance, usability in IV connections and ongoing innovation in healthcare. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the "Folien+Fahrzeug" conference on February 6 and 7, 2018: The car cockpit becomes individual and functional]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT The number of displays and touchscreens in car interiors will increase drastically due to the progressing digitization and networking as well as the trend towards autonomous driving. The display surface is becoming an increasingly important field of application for polycarbonate films from Covestro. The films provide a high-contrast image and clearly legible information – even in adverse lighting conditions. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Positive impact on group tax rate: Covestro expects positive effect from recently enacted U.S. tax reform]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Continuity at the Covestro Board of Management: Covestro renewed contract with Board of Management member Dr. Klaus Schäfer ]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMT Dr. Klaus Schäfer ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Commitment to MDI market: Covestro continues production at Tarragona site]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:30:00 GMT Covestro, Tarragona Investment of around EUR 200 million / Debottlenecking to increase MDI capacity to 220,000 metric tons / Own chlorine production to be established]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New standards in industrial hygiene : Covestro introduces coating and adhesive raw materials with significantly lower monomer content]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ UN honors global competition winners for ideas on protecting the environment : Inaugural Young Champions of the Earth celebrated]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT The winners of UNEP program „Young Champions of the Earth“ are addressed by Richard Northcote (l.), Chief Sustainability Officer von Covestro, and Ellie Goulding (2. f.l.), singer and Global Goodwill Ambassador by UN Environment. Covestro supports talents in implementing innovative projects]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro celebrates an anniversary: 50 years of chlorine production in Dormagen]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Applauding five decades of chlorine production: Covestro employees, customers and partners celebrate together with NRW site manager Dr. Klaus Jaeger, plant manager Dr. Johann Rechner and Board member Dr. Klaus Schäfer (left to right) at the anniversary celebration. Continuous optimization to make production safer and more environmentally friendly]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro strengthens its Board of Management: Dr. Thomas Toepfer to be new Chief Financial Officer of Covestro]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMT Dr. Thomas Toepfer ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at TRUSTECH trade show, November 28 to 30, 2017: Innovative film solutions for forgery-proof ID cards]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT Covestro´s presence at this year´s TRUSTECH trade fair is much focused on the use of polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane films in security cards and identity documents. New concept for the efficient production of passports]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro, KraussMaffei and IKV win 2017 FSK Innovation Award for polyurethanes : Major advancement in pultrusion]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT Wolfgang Hinz from KraussMaffei (left) and Benedikt Kilian from Covestro (second from left) are proud winners of the 2017 FSK Innovation Award for polyurethanes. FSK´s CEO Albrecht Manderscheid (CANNON Germany) and Dr. Alexander Strietholt (Dow Germany), former spokesperson of the polyurethanes expert group at FSK, share their pleasure. Tremendous potential for the efficient mass production of composite sections]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ A versatile class of plastics celebrates its anniversary: 80 years of polyurethane]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro presents new product range at Compamed 2017: Matte films for medical equipment]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT At Compamed tradeshow, Covestro is exhibiting the first blown Platilon® films with a very high matte level, which was previously only obtainable with cast films. They are well suited for wearable health patches, which have to remain on the skin of patients for extended periods. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Investments in sustainable coating and adhesive raw materials : Covestro expands global capacity for polyurethane dispersions]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro funds best employee start-up team: Great interest in million-euro idea]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT Great interest in Covestro Start-up Challenge Some 600 business ideas submitted from company / Six teams reach final round / Start-up funding and one year out for winning team]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro supports Chinese partner´s globalization: Covestro and Haier sign global strategic cooperation agreement]]> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT Wu Yong, General Manager China Refrigeration Industry of Haier Group (left), and Daniel Meyer, Global Head of the Polyurethanes Segment at Covestro, are looking forward to their future global cooperation. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New view of CO2 in run-up to Climate Change Summit in Bonn : From waste gas to raw material]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Backlit advertising and signs made from Covestro solid sheets: Light advertising skillfully staged]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMT In the case of backlighting using LEDs, the light is transmitted unchanged through the translucent solid sheet to ensure a homogeneous light distribution, even with slim applications. Polycarbonate is durable, low-maintenance and virtually unbreakable]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Focusing on specific customer benefit : Covestro fosters digital transformation]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:20:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Strongest quarter in company’s history: Covestro raises the bar and announces share buyback]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Strong signal from the workforce: Covestro wins the German Chemistry Award 2017]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:15:00 GMT Covestro Board member and Labor Director Dr. Klaus Schäfer speaks at VAA Deutscher Chemie Preis Company honored for exemplary and sustainable HR performance / Award decision based on a survey of managers / Prize serves as an expression of employees’ faith in the company / Covestro honored for the second time by the VAA ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Chemical industry will use waste gas from steel factories to make plastics: Europeans join forces on CO2]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:45:00 GMT This consortium of 14 partners from seven countries, led by Covestro, is now planning to investigate how flue gas from the steel industry can be used to produce plastics in a particularly efficient and sustainable way. Research project launched with 14 partners from seven countries / EU supports development of a particularly sustainable process]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ CFRTP composites from Covestro stand out in IT applications: Innovative materials for future lightweight construction]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT Dr. Michael Schmidt, Co-CEO of CFRTP composites at Covestro, took the trophy at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony in Brussels. Recipient of the European Plastics Innovation Award]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Premiere at solar car race in Australia: First automotive refinish coating with bio-based hardener]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT Covestro wants to use the World Solar Challenge in Australia, the probably toughest solar car race in the world, to test coatings under the harsh climate conditions prevailing along the race´s route. A special focus is on a three-layer polyurethane coating from PPG, and here in particular on the top clearcoat which is most exposed to the climate conditions and which contains the bio-based hardener Desmodur® eco N 7300 from Covestro. Long-term partnership between Covestro and PPG / Same high level of quality as conventional coatings / Tests in extreme climatic conditions]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at Compamed 2017, November 13 to 16: Competent partner for medical technology]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:50:00 GMT Wound dressings made from Baymedix® products from Covestro are breathable, exhibit a high absorption capacity and in particular an outstanding retention. Innovative materials solutions, from wound care to wearables]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ First place in global ranking: Covestro named ICIS Company of the Year]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Twelve young talents in final round for UN prize: Finalists chosen for Young Champions of the Earth]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Technology Review global ranking: Covestro among the 50 most innovative companies]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT Breakthrough in research: Covestro and partners succeeded in producing aniline from plants. Project manager Dr. Gernot Jäger is working with his team to further develop the new process. Highly sustainable new process for aniline production is honored / Plants used in place of crude oil for production of important chemical]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro publishes environmental life-cycle assessment of waterborne polyurethane technology: New data shows INSQIN® reduces the carbon footprint of textile coating by half]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT What if the textile converted completely to waterborne polyurethanes? ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Bio-based resin for stable timber construction materials]]> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ New segment heads at Covestro]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:30:00 GMT Dr. Markus Steilemann ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the Fakuma 2017 trade show, October 17–21 in Friedrichshafen: Material diversity that you can see and feel]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:30:00 GMT At the Fakuma trade fair, Covestro will present hands-on materials: At the sample bar of its booth no. 4206 in hall B4, the company will give visitors the chance to see and touch hundreds of samples – an ideal way to discover the fascinating characteristics offered by modern plastics. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Sonnenwagen team presents solar-powered electric car in Aachen: Innovative materials for sustainable mobility]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT Covestro supports student project for World Solar Challenge / Provider of solutions for the automobile industry / Longstanding partnership with RWTH Aachen University]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro and UN Environment stand together for sustainability: Regional finalists chosen for inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ ]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:44:27 GMT Covestro’s corporate headquarters are located in Leverkusen, Germany. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Group sales and profitability substantially increased: Strong second-quarter earnings for Covestro]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Group sales and profitability substantially increased: Strong second-quarter earnings for Covestro]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Distribution of high-performance plastics in Italy: Covestro extends partnership with Mito Polimeri and Plastotecnica]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Partnership with the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) expanded: The DEL is becoming more colorful]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:30:00 GMT The kickboard will be colorful - As in Straubing, all kick-boards in the arenas of the 14 DEL-Clubs will be branded with the six Covestro colors as well as the company logo from season 2017/18. Covestro makes the game more colorful with a kick plate / Enabling materials to be experienced]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Student’s ‘Peek’ travel product for children wins annual Design Innovation in Plastics Award]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:45:00 GMT Ellen Britton is pictured with, left to right: Hans Eberhard-Stein, design manager and design strategist, Covestro AG; Richard Brown, managing director, RJG Technologies; Rebecca Heil, manager, Covestro idea lab. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ ]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:00:46 GMT Dr. Berit Stange heads Covestro’s cardyon venture team for producing a foam component with CO2. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ ]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:54:17 GMT Dr. Berit Stange heads Covestro’s cardyon venture team for producing a foam component with CO2. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New coextrusion facility at the Dormagen site: Covestro launches expanded film production]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:30:00 GMT Symbolic start of the new production facility (from left to right): Site manager Dr. Klaus Jaeger, Chief Technology Officer Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Nina Schmarander (Head of Specialty Films), Project Manager Rene Ahlers und Thorsten Dreier (Head of Production and Technology Business Unit CAS). Investment of around EUR 20 million / 15 new jobs / Various product applications]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro holds Capital Markets Day: Committed to creating value]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at the SDW 2017 conference and exhibition in London : Forgery-proof film solutions for personal documents and ID cards]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT At SDW Conference and Exhibition in London, Covestro will present trustworthy product solutions for security documents. For this purpose, the company offers a wide range of specialty films. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Berlin summit calls for increased use of non-fossil resources: Sustainable raw materials for the chemical industry]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT Conserve crude oil: At the Berlin raw material summit experts from business, scientific and political spheres called for an increased use of sustainable raw materials. Plants and CO2 highly promising alternatives to petroleum / More joint efforts and pioneering spirit required / Startups honored as “Resource Innovators 2017”]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro and “Sonnenwagen Aachen” team up for solar race in Australia: Innovative materials for electric mobility]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT Covestro supports an ambitious project of students at RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences. The material manufacturer supports the development of a solar-powered electric car with material donations, technical service and as a gold sponsor. The car is intended to participate in the probably toughest solar car race in the world, the World Solar Challenge 2017 in October in Australia. The young researchers want to show that innovative and sustainable mobility concepts are already possible today. World’s toughest solar car race / Covestro and PPG test automotive coatings in extreme climate / Longstanding partnership with RWTH Aachen University]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ After Frank H. Lutz’ resignation as CFO of Covestro: CEO Patrick Thomas takes over interim CFO responsibilities at Covestro]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT Patrick Thomas Long-term successful strategy to be continued / CFO succession planning on the way]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro receives DNV GL certification for newly developed polyurethane resin in China]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMT Helping wind power to get off the ground: prototype of a rotor blade with an innovative composite inside, pictured in front of Covestro’s research center in Shanghai, China. The company has received the important DNV GL certification in China for one of the composite components – a newly developed polyurethane resin that improves the quality of wind blades and makes their production more efficient. Ready to address the needs of Chinese wind energy industry ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro achieves a breakthrough in research : Key chemical now derived from plants ]]> Tue, 30 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT Production of bio-based aniline: The process works on a small scale. Project manager Dr. Gernot Jäger (center) is working with his team (Dr. Swantje Behnken, left, Dr. Wolf Kloeckner, right) to test it in larger-scale facilities. Biomass as new raw material for aniline production / Petroleum savings – better CO2 footprint / Completely new process jointly developed with partners]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Changes at the top of Covestro’s Board of Management by end of Q3 2018: Covestro plans for succession of CEO]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:45:00 GMT Dr. Markus Steilemann Patrick Thomas’ term as CEO runs until 30 September 2018 / Successful strategy will be continued / Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Dr. Markus Steilemann as successor]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro lifts force majeure for polymeric MDI]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 08:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro receives two prizes as part of the interzum award: Award-winning solutions with polyurethane foam]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT Rebecca Heil, who is in charge of the designer network at Covestro, and Adam Pajonk, a member of the team of design students, received an interzum award for their InFoam printing project in the “Best of the Best” category. In the background on the left-hand side is Katharina C. Hamma, Managing Director of KölnMesse. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro responds to strong customer demand in polycarbonates: Further increase of polycarbonate production ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Unique exhibit at interzum trade fair: Cologne-based designer creates piece of furniture based on Covestro materials]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT The designer Thomas Schnur has created a one of a kind piece, named “The Factory of Ideas”, for this year’s interzum furniture supplier fair. The exhibit shows the transformation of a cloud structure into a seat, using a range of Covestro’s products, much of which is used throughout the furniture industry. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro premiere at the interzum furniture trade show in Cologne: Material solutions for sustainable and functional furniture design]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 16:30:00 GMT Covestro offers a new solution under the name of cardyonTM that boosts sustainability in the value chain for mattresses. The new raw material for flexible polyurethane foam uses carbon dioxide to replace up to 20 percent of the fossil raw materials used previously. Designer furniture shows off brand new design options]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Success stories on display at TechTextil 2017: Covestro to showcase successful commercialization with PUMA’s evoPOWER Vigor 1]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Opening of the “Haus der Nationen” (“House of Nations”) in Bergisch Gladbach: Address by Dr. Markus Steilemann]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 17:25:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Opening of the “Haus der Nationen” (“House of Nations”) in Bergisch Gladbach]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Successful pilot project by the city administration, Covestro and Logelis: Model building completed in Bergisch Gladbach]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT The „House of nations“ in Bergisch Gladbach was built with wall panels that have a polyurethane core. Those panels are lightweight, highly insulating and make the building with 1150 Euro per square meter affordable New model for affordable housing / Cost-effective construction, energy-efficient operation]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Opening of the “Haus der Nationen” (“House of Nations”) in Bergisch Gladbach: Address by Lutz Urbach]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Trans-Textil and Covestro team up with PUMA for launching the evoPOWER Vigor 1: Topaz-DOTS and INSQIN® transform the next generation PUMA football boot]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Annual General Meeting in Bonn: Covestro almost doubles dividend]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 13:10:00 GMT All smiles at the Covestro Annual General Meeting: CEO Patrick Thomas (left) and Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Richard Pott. 2016 was a record year for the materials manufacturer / Successful start into 2017]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Recording: Opening of the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Richard Pott and speech by the Chairman of the Board of Management Patrick Thomas and the Chief Financial Officer Frank H. Lutz]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 10:11:24 GMT <![CDATA[ Annual General Meeting 2017]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 10:05:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Annual General Meeting 2017: Address by Patrick Thomas]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 10:01:00 GMT Chairman of the Board of Management]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Annual General Meeting 2017: Address by Frank H. Lutz]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT Chief Financial Officer of Covestro AG]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ ]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:52:12 GMT HDTV Footage from Covestro’s global sites, production and highlight stories: CO2 as a raw material, Solar Impulse, Wind rotor blade from polyurethane, concept car, and K 2016. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Positive momentum continued, forecast raised: Strong first quarter for Covestro]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ “Young Champions of the Earth” to be awarded for environmental solutions: Covestro and UN launch sustainability competition]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro raises prices for elastomer products]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at the European Coatings Show 2017]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:01:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at the European Coatings Show 2017 from April 4-6 in Nuremberg: Pushing the boundaries of possibility with innovative coating raw material developments]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Presentation: Pushing boundaries within industry collaboration]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:06:55 GMT <![CDATA[ Collaboration of RiFRA Milano, Sirca and Covestro: Sustainable furniture coating for sustainable living]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT In a joint project furniture manufacturer RiFRA, coatings supplier Sirca and Covestro proved that the sustainability of furniture can be improved even further. A waterborne coating developed by Sirca containing the Bayhydur® eco 7190 biobased hardener of Covestro has recently been successfully tested on a RiFRA furniture collection. New biobased hardener proved successful in waterborne coating]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Joint news release: New clearcoat with biobased hardener for automotive manufacturing]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT Satisfied faces in Audi´s paint shop in Ingolstadt: Dr. Matthijs Groenewolt, head of clearcoat and topcoat development Europe at BASF, Dr. Markus Mechtel, head of marketing for automotive coatings at Covestro, and Thomas Heußer, head of materials and process engineering at Audi (from left to right), are pleased about the successful coating of Q2 test bodies under realistic production conditions. Collaboration between Audi, BASF and Covestro / Test bodies successfully coated under realistic production conditions / Audi Q2 exhibit is a highlight of the European Coatings Show]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ For effective, skin-friendly sun protection]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT At in-cosmetics Global, Covestro will be showcasing skin-friendly, long-lasting sun protection formulations based on Baycusan® film formers, among other things. Covestro develops formulations for current consumer trends]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Display trends in car cockpits]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:30:00 GMT Covestro has constructed a display and surface demonstrator for explaining the various aspects of its current film developments. The demonstrator is showcased at the VDI congress on “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” in Mannheim. Demonstrator for decorative and functional film solutions]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the INDEX™17 trade show from April 4-7, 2017 in Geneva: Sustainable textile coatings for medical applications]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT Covestro has developed new polyurethane raw materials for state-of-the-art wound care under the trade name of Baymedix®. At the INDEX™17, the company will present textile coating applications in the medical environment. Such applications include surgical wear, hospital bed linen, coatings for medical furniture, but also medical bandages. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference: Trendy exterior design for electric cars]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT Covestro is presenting a new concept in electric car design at this year's VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference. Based on pioneering plastics technologies, the concept incorporates current trends in the automotive design. Partners for the development of the concept were automotive supplier HELLA and the distinguished Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. Innovative design concept with pioneering solutions in plastic]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Refurbishing a parking garage floor at intu Merry Hill Shopping Center: Back to business in no time]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT With Pasquick® technology, floors can be sealed more easily and quickly, primarily because it reduces the number of coats required and significantly shortens curing time. A current application example is the parking garage of the intu Merry Hill Shopping Center in England. Two indoor parking garage levels with a total floor space of 18,000 square meters have been renovated using this technology. Pasquick®: Fewer coats, rapid curing, high productivity]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ In response to positive market developments: Covestro continues MDI production in Tarragona]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro presents visionary steering wheel cover prototype: High-quality surfaces in automotive interiors]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT The DirectCoating process produces coated, injection-molded parts for the automotive interior in just one step. This creates a polyurethane coated component with outstanding properties that requires virtually no post-processing. DirectCoating technology with good prospects in the automotive industry / In-process coating is more efficient and offers greater freedom]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro presents innovative design concept for electric cars : Trendy automotive finish for an evocative appearance]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT At the European Coatings Show, Covestro will present the model of a new concept car for electric mobility. To cast the proper light on the exhibit with respect to color, the project team relied on the shade and design expertise of BASF’s Coatings division and its premium R-M® brand. The clear coat is based on polyurethane raw materials from Covestro and cures rapidly even at low temperatures. Shade expertise from BASF and its premium R-M® brand / Polyurethane raw materials for efficient automotive refinishing coatings]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the JEC World Composites 2017 trade fair in Paris : Composites for cost-effective lightweight construction]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT Covestro has developed the new Desmocomp® polyurethane matrix for composites with very good UV, weathering and chemical resistance. It is ideally suited to outdoor applications, e.g. in side elements for Sortimo’s new System-Unit, which is the ideal option for storage in pick-ups and flat-bed trucks. Materials and technologies for automobiles, construction, electronics and wind power]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at in-cosmetics Global in London: Polyurethane film formers for innovative cosmetic products]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT Covestro has developed extra waterproof formulations for the beach using the film former Baycusan® C 1004. They retain at least 50 percent of their sun protection factor for more than one hour with repeated exposure to water. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro polycarbonate makes oxygenators safe and durable]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro ensures maximum safety for patients when used in this membrane oxygenator from Wego New Life Medical Devices. The medical-grade plastic is transparent and exhibits high impact strength. Besides this, the material is biocompatible. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Metamaterial Technologies Inc. partners with Airbus to co-develop and commercialize metaAIR™]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Georg Palikaras, Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender von Metamaterial Technologies Inc., hält eine Cockpitscheibe, die zur Hälfte mit metaAIR beschichtet ist. Dabei blockiert metaAIR den Laserstrahl und lenkt ihn ab. New solution for laser protection of aircraft]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Always on target]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT One of the many archers who have enjoyed great success with Beiter nocks is Lisa Unruh of Germany, who recently was named a 2016 Woman Athlete of the Year by the World Archery Federation. Archers hit the bull’s eye with precision nocks made of polycarbonate]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro AG Financial News Conference: Full Year 2016 Results]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:01:00 GMT From left to right: Board member responsible for innovation Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO Patrick Thomas, CFO and labor director Frank H. Lutz and Dr. Klaus Schaefer, board member responsible for production and technology. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Financial News Conference: Address by Patrick Thomas and Frank H. Lutz]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ On-demand recording of the Financial News Conference with the speeches given by Patrick Thomas and Frank H. Lutz]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:45:00 GMT <![CDATA[ All targets reached or exceeded: Covestro achieves record year]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT CEO Patrick Thomas (left) and Frank H. Lutz, CFO and labor director proudly present Covestro’s 2016 annual report. Core volumes up 7.5% year-on-year / Adjusted EBITDA rose by 22.7% to EUR 2.0 billion / Strong increase in Free Operating Cash Flow / Net income more than doubled / Proposed dividend of EUR 1.35 per share / Confident outlook for 2017]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro AG Financial News Conference: Full Year 2016 Results]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro raises prices for coating and adhesive raw materials]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Collaboration between Newag, Lankwitzer Lackfabrik and Covestro: First biobased railcar coating tested]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:30:00 GMT Polish railway manufacturer Newag broke new ground when he coated diesel locomotives with a paint based on renewable resources. Lankwitzer Lackfabrik of Berlin supplied the coating, which it developed in close collaboration with Covestro using its biobased coating hardener Desmodur® eco N 7300. Setting the course for more sustainable mobility on the railways]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Productivity gain for Swedish corrosion protection service provider: Covestro increases the profitability of wind turbines]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT Corrosion protection specialist Alucrom AB used a coating system of just two layers from Hempel for an efficient and lasting protection of the gigantic steel towers for wind power plants. The topcoat is based on Pasquick™ technology by Covestro. By that the company contributes to a higher profitability of this renewable energy. Pasquick™: fewer coats, greater efficiency, faster curing]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany