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Monday - May 28, 2018

Covestro Elastomers UTECH Europe 2018 preview

Baulé® Machines: scalable equipment at its best

With the evolution of their business, our customers see their needs changing at sometimes unexpected speeds. Their requirements suddenly vary from what they were at the time of the purchase. As an answer to this recurring situation, Covestro Elastomers came up with a new concept that will allow our customers to specify which features they want on their machine, and to keep on adjusting it to their needs as their circumstances evolve.

New needs: same machine
It is no longer necessary to go for a new machine: the fully customizable and scalable design enables one to alter and refine the profile of a previously owned machine, or to create the exact tool you have in mind to match your needs. To allow such extensibility and precision, our engineers had to forgo machine ranges to leave the way open for a vast array of functions that can now be combined, dissected and rearranged at our customers’ discretion.

Auto-calibration: effortless accuracy
Eager to lighten the operators’ workload and increase process reliability, our engineers developed an auto-calibration mode. Increasing the machines’ metering accuracy, this innovative calibration mode (patent pending) is self-driven, which allows the operators to rely on precise parameters and dedicate their full attention to the molding process.

New HMI: productivity and performance within hand’s reach
Covestro Elastomers’ Human-Machine Interface has been entirely remodeled for a more intuitive use, as well as interactive operations between machine, operators and technicians, be it on site or remotely.

Low Exposure & High Performance Ovens
Covestro Baulé® machines now feature the innovative High Performance Oven (HPO), which allows a much faster and accurate heating of the components. This optimized design can also be combined with the Low Exposure Oven (LEO) option which optimises safety standards by further reducing the operator’s exposure to chemicals when working with the oven.

An extensive lineup
Along with the previously mentioned innovations, the UTECH show will be the ideal stage to discover Covestro Elastomers’ latest work and products. With various upgrades and new launches, this edition of the event will mark a cornerstone for Covestro’s customers who will discover the new, optimized solutions that have been specifically designed to bring them more productivity, efficiency and safety.

About Covestro:
With 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2017.

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Forward-looking statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.