Monday - February 15, 2016

Covestro at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference

Reliable partner with new name

Sponsor of Automotive Night on March 8

At this year's VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference on March 9 and 10 in Mannheim, Germany, the former Bayer MaterialScience is appearing for the first time under its new name, Covestro. Covestro stands for innovative and sustainable material solutions to address increasing mobility worldwide, but also for continuity as a long-standing and reliable partner to the automotive industry and its suppliers. The company also has comprehensive expertise in the processing of polyurethanes and polycarbonates.

Covestro once again has a stand and is also contributing its expertise to the conference. Engelbert Meurer of the Polycarbonates Business Unit will be giving a presentation on thermoplastic crash absorbers made of polycarbonate-PBT blends on Day 2 of the conference.

Covestro joins VDI in inviting the conference participants to Automotive Night, which is being held at the “Manufaktur” restaurant in Mannheim the evening before the conference begins. The get-together offers a good opportunity to talk with other participants, speakers and exhibitors before the event begins.

About Covestro:
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.8 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, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15,700 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of September 2015.

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