Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:15:29 GMT Covestro, Germany International relevant pressreleases from Covestro$file/bayer_logo.gif Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases 55 55 en <![CDATA[ Covestro and Neste join forces: Renewable raw materials for plastics production]]> Wed, 27 May 2020 13:00:00 GMT This headlamp cover of a Mercedes E is made from transparent polycarbonate. Neste and Covestro are now starting a strategic cooperation in Europe to promote the use of sustainable raw materials in the production of such plastics. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Presskit circular economy]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 11:10:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro wants to accelerate change to a circular economy: The right turn]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 11:00:00 GMT Global guiding principle: the circular economy is the model for a sustainable world. Covestro will be fully geared towards this. Realize new company vision with concrete steps / Focus on alternative raw materials and renewable energy / Numerous research projects to promote recycling]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Circular Economy driven by alternative raw materials: Resources of the future]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 10:50:00 GMT Alternative raw materials: CO2, biomass as well as end-of-life materials and waste will replace fossil raw materials such as oil in the future. Covestro aims to make plastics out of alternative raw materials / Waste to be considered as valuable resource / Biomass, CO2 and end-of-life-materials replace fossils]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Circular economy driven by innovative recycling : More reuse, less plastic waste]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 10:45:00 GMT Covestro develops innovative recycling technologies / Change plastic waste into valuable resources]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Circular Economy driven by cooperation: Joint Solutions]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 10:40:00 GMT Common solutions: to advance the circular economy, Covestro banks on cross-sector cooperation. Covestro cooperates with players throughout the value cycle / New business opportunities thanks to Circular Economy]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Circular Economy driven by renewable energy: Green power for sustainable production]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 10:35:00 GMT Renewable energies: the circular economy is only really sustainable if electricity from alternative sources is also used.  Covestro banks on energy from alternative sources / Company steadily increases energy efficiency]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro proposes a dividend of EUR 1.20 per share for fiscal 2019]]> Tue, 19 May 2020 12:43:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Design Innovation in Plastics: 2020 finalists announced]]> Wed, 13 May 2020 14:40:00 GMT Richard Brown, Chairman of Judges ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro and Teknor Apex announce a cooperation agreement on compounding TPU]]> Wed, 06 May 2020 16:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Accelerating the circular economy in the chemical industry: Covestro promotes innovation in electrochemistry]]> Tue, 05 May 2020 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Actively managing the crisis: Covestro adapts to current conditions: Covestro meets guidance for first quarter despite coronavirus impact]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT Q1 2020 Key Figures Core volumes decrease by 4.1% / Group sales total approximately EUR 2.8 billion (– 12.3%) / EBITDA at EUR 254 million in line with guidance (– 42.5%) / Net income at EUR 20 million (– 88.8%) / Free operating cash flow at minus EUR 249 million as expected / 2020 AGM rescheduled to July 30]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro adjusts FY 2020 financial guidance due to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic after reaching its EBITDA target in Q1 2020]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:05:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Global commitment to the containment of the pandemic: Covestro provides aid in Coronavirus crisis]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT Covestro is strengthening its commitment to containing the global coronavirus pandemic with donations from China and elsewhere. In-kind and money donations in many countries / Focusing on the health and safety of the workforce]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the German Innovation Award 2020: Nominated: Energy-saving chlorine production]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:30:00 GMT Energy saving chlorine production of Covestro Covestro technology among finalists for coveted award / Up to 25 percent lower energy consumption and CO2 emissions / Worldwide savings of 35 million tons of CO2 annually possible]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ German Chemical Industry Association reorganizes top: Covestro boss becomes Vice President of the VCI]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:45:00 GMT Dr. Markus Steilemann Markus Steilemann advocates dialogue in industry and society]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro signs EUR 225 million loan facility with European Investment Bank for R&D activities]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Start-up Air Company wins prize for innovative use of CO2: Vodka made from carbon dioxide awarded]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:45:00 GMT The Innovation Award made of Covestro materials honours start-ups for the particularly innovative use of CO2. Covestro, CO2 Value Europe and nova Institut donate award / Start-ups from four nations in the final]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Response to further spread of coronavirus: Covestro postpones Annual General Meeting]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro signs EUR 2.5 billion new syndicated revolving credit facility with ESG element for the first time]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Henkel and Covestro to combine their strengths to promote e-mobility: Adhesive solutions for efficient Li-ion cell assembly]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:10:00 GMT Battery modules with cylindrical cells are constructed with Covestro’s Bayblend® material and efficiently assembled with Henkel’s Loctite adhesive. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Strengthening of the specialty films business for identification documents: Covestro becomes shareholder of Crime Science Technology]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT Covestro and the French tech start-up company C.S.T are looking forward to further cooperation in the production of even more forgery-proof identity documents based on Makrofol® ID polycarbonate films and the innovative O.V.M® technology: Dr. Thorsten Dreier, global head of Covestro´s special films business (second from left), and Cosimo Prete, president and founder of C.S.T (third from left). Strategic focus on investments in start-ups / Exclusive partner for unique O.V.M® material technology]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Long-term development and sustainable innovations through venture capital: Covestro invests in start-ups]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT Engaging with start-ups through Covestro Venture Capital (COVeC) Investments in start-up companies planned in five areas / First investments have already been made]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Joint development with Toyota Boshoku Corporation: Covestro provides sustainable solution for new concept car Toyota “LQ”]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT For Toyota Motor Corporation's new New polyurethane composite concept with kenaf fibers / 30 percent lighter than conventional material]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro AG Financial News Conference: Full Year 2019 Results]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT Covestro Board of Management presents the fully digital Annual Report 2019 at the annual press conference 2020. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Video recording of the Covestro AG Financial News Conference]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:58:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Presentation: Solid results in a challenging environment]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:25:25 GMT <![CDATA[ Fiscal 2019: Further volume growth while prices remain at a low level: Covestro achieves targets in continuing challenging market environment]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 07:00:00 GMT 2019 Segment  Results Core volumes up by 2.0% / Group sales total approximately EUR 12.4 billion (–15.1%) / EBITDA as forecast at approximately EUR 1.6 billion (–49.9%) / Program launched to promote circular economy / Dividend proposal of EUR 2.40 per share / Outlook for 2020: Full year remains challenging]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at JEC World 2020: Composites for economical lightweight construction]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT For the newly designed wheels of the SUVs ES8 und ES6 the Chinese electric vehicle SUV start-up NIO uses thermoplastic composites of the Maezio™ brand from Covestro. Large portfolio of material solutions and processes]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Life-enhancing solutions for pets and their owners: Breakthrough in drug delivery relies on Covestro polycarbonates ]]> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT The RxActuator Mini-Infuser™ SQ-CRI pump utilizes white Bayblend® T85 XF PC+ABS blend from Covestro for the case and clear Makrolon® Rx1805 polycarbonate in a blue tint for the trim. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro expands healthcare portfolio : New polycarbonates meet demands for drug delivery and surgical devices]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT Covestro developed new glass-filled polycarbonates for applications that demand a particular stiffness and strength, such as laparoscopic surgical tools. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Solar Impulse Foundation supports clean and profitable developments: “Covestro technologies are Efficient Solutions”]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:30:00 GMT Covestro recently received the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label for two technologies that have proven to be economically viable and environmentally friendly solutions. One of them are solar-powered greenhouses for drying food to make it more durable. Solar greenhouse dryers for food preservation / Waterborne INSQIN® technology for sustainable textile coating]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro cooperates with GAC Group for electric concept car ENO.146: Innovative lightweight construction concept for seat backs]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT Together with the Research and Development Center of the Chinese car manufacturer GAC, Covestro is developing a new lightweight construction concept for seat backrests for its ENO.146 concept car, with the aim of reducing the weight of the car while raising the bar for sustainability. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Recticel and Covestro collaborate in the development of circular materials : Closing cycles for polyurethane mattresses]]> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT At the imm cologne trade fair Recticel will present the first completely recyclable polyurethane mattress of its Geltex® brand. Both companies join forces in the PUReSmart research project / First time use of CO2-based cardyon® product in mattresses]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Building up material cycles across value chains: Circularise, Covestro and Domo showcasing plastics traceability solution at CES 2020]]> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Complete divestment of Covestro’s polycarbonate sheets business: Covestro closed sale of European polycarbonates sheets business to Serafin]]> Fri, 03 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ First Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry sets the tone: Data is making chemistry smarter]]> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:00:00 GMT Winners at Chemalytix conference: The first international data science hackathon, which Covestro organized at three universities worldwide, was won by a student team from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, with a model for an improved production process based on machine learning. The students were honored at the Chemalytix conference and received the global winner’s award in Leverkusen. Covestro, Bayer and Evonik are promoting data sciences / More sustainable research, production, distribution through big data / Winners of the international hackathon from RWTH Aachen University]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro special films are transparent, tear-resistant and easy to process: Gentle packaging of breast implants]]> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ The world's largest corporate supply contract for offshore wind energy: Covestro goes for green electricity]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT Green electricity for Covestro: Starting in 2025, the materials manufacturer will obtain electricity from a newly built offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Long-term agreement signed with supplier Ørsted / Signal effect for the expansion of renewable energies intended]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Final Round of German President’s Award : CO2 Innovation in the Limelight]]> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:00:00 GMT CO2 innovation in the limelight:  Dr. Berit Stange, Prof. Walter Leitner and Dr. Christoph Guertler in the final round of German President's Award, with German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2nd from left), Sucheta Govil,  Chief Commercial Officer of Covestro (2nd from right) and  Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO Covestro. Team from Covestro and RWTH Aachen among the best / New method reduces oil consumption in plastics production / CO2-based products more recyclable]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Sustainable raw materials as the basis for circular economy : Waste, plants, CO2 – the resources of the future]]> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:15:00 GMT How to get to a Circular Economy was the subject at Raw Materials Summit 2019 in Berlin with representatives from business, politics, media and science. Raw Materials Summit 2019 points way out of the throwaway society / Start-up company wins “Resource Innovator” prize]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the TRUSTECH 2019 trade fair from November 26 to 28: Trendsetting passport technologies with innovative specialty films]]> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT New identity documents must meet strict government requirements for longevity and security. Innovative film solutions from Covestro meet these requirements and also enable the efficient production of ID cards. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro and BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites cooperate in the distribution of Maezio™ UD tapes ]]> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT Segment Manager Lisa Ketelsen and Arne Böttcher (r.) of Covestro, Dirk Punke (2nd from right), Managing Director of BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites, and his colleagues Florian Jansen (Business Development, l.) and Christian Naber (Sales) are pleased about the new distribution partnership for thermoplastic composites. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Start-ups awarded for innovative materials: Founders need more attention]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:00:00 GMT Dr. Hermann Bach (r.), Covestro Head of Innovation, presented the prize in the Future Materials category to the start-up Siut as part of the University Innovation Challenge in Frankfurt am Main. Covestro supports second University Innovation Challenge / Open innovation with universities and start-ups]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro´s polycarbonate proves suitable for mass production using 3D printing: Covestro provides Signify with polycarbonate for 3D-printed luminaires for a circular economy]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT Signify is the first manufacturer to produce 3D-printed luminaires on an industrial scale. Covestro's polycarbonate used for this fulfills customer requirements such as high impact and heat resistance, freedom of design, optical transparency and flame retardancy, and is completely recyclable. Signify makes high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting products / Company also prints light shades and fittings in the Netherlands using additive manufacturing / New facilities planned in the USA, India and Indonesia / 100 percent recyclable polycarbonate supports a circular economy]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Fully recyclable shoes made from thermoplastic polyurethane: Effective shoe manufacturing with 3D printing]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT Shoes can be made from only two parts using 3D printing – the sole and the uppers. To produce both parts, Covestro has developed a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) so that the shoe can be completely recycled at the end of its useful life. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro premiere at the Formnext from 19 to 22 November: 3D printing with added value]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Reaching for the stars: New materials improve high-performance telescopes in astronomy]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT Current material developments for telescopes aim at a further improvement of the spectroscopic analysis of starlight. In cooperation with the Italian INAF Institute, Covestro has developed tailor-made Bayfol® HX photopolymer films in which highly efficient volume holograms can be inscribed to effectively decompose starlight into its colors. Covestro is cooperating with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics / Performance enhancement of astronomical instruments through holographic optical elements / Versatile applications due to tailor-made photosensitive photopolymer films]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Growing market for augmented reality devices: Covestro and North cooperate in the development of smart glasses]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT The Canadian company North uses holographic Bayfol® HX films from Covestro for its Focals® smart glasses. The films offer innovative solutions for high performance, yet highly-designed smart glasses. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro continues portfolio optimization: Covestro closed sale of European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital]]> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Innovations in the chemical industry: Covestro supports Chem Startup Award]]> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:00:00 GMT This year, Covestro once again supports the initiative of ChemCologne by donating a special award, the participation in the first data science conference of the chemical industry, Chemalytix, which will be held in Leverkusen in December ( Sustainable business ideas in focus / Covestro invites winner to conference Chemalytix]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Third quarter 2019: Full-year forecast confirmed and ranges narrowed: Covestro generates strong volume growth in a continuing challenging environment]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT 3rd Quarter 2019 Core volumes up by 5.3% / Group sales total approximately EUR 3.2 billion (–14.6%) / EBITDA forecast achieved at EUR 425 million (–50.5%) / Net income down to EUR 147 million (–70.4%) / Free operating cash flow at EUR 243 million (–58.0%) / Ranges for 2019 narrowed in existing forecast ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Sustainable business ideas chosen at K 2019: Employees become founders]]> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT The Management Board of Covestro congratulates the winners: With its Second Covestro Start-up Challenge focuses on circular economy / Winner selected from six finalists / Up to one million euros in start-up capital for the best business idea]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro Science Celebration at K2019 : Sustainable and digital breakthroughs awarded]]> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:00:00 GMT Covestro Science Celebration at K2019: Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO Covestro (l.) and Sucheta Govil, CCO Covestro (3rd from left), honour Prof. Newell Washburn of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2nd from left), and the Covestro team for sustainable production technology of chlorine. Covestro rewards scientific pioneering in academia and research / Sustainable production and applied artificial intelligence in focus]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Material solution based on thermoformed films: Material solution jointly developed by Align Technology and Covestro to be showcased at K 2019 plastics trade fair]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:00:00 GMT The Invisalign® clear aligner system from Align Technology enables the treatment of tooth misalignments and helps more and more people to a new radiant smile. The aligners are made from Covestro polycarbonate films. The patented SmartTrack® film material to be showcased at K 2019 plastic trade fair in Düsseldorf / Specially engineered for Align Technology’s Invisalign® system, SmartTrack material straightens teeth with more predictability]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Higher quality and lower environmental impact in textile coating: Covestro´s INSQIN® helps the automotive industry design today for the passengers of tomorrow]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 GMT Water-based INSQIN® technology enables flexible, adjustable and durable coatings with a superior appearance. This also opens up the best opportunities for use in the car of the future. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Pilot project for 5G antenna housing : 5G from simple to showy: partners focus on design]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:00:00 GMT Covestro, Deutsche Telekom and Swedish design institute Umeå develop creative antenna housing. Initial designs modeled on a bird and a clock. Covestro, Deutsche Telekom and Swedish design institute Umeå develop creative antenna housing / Technology and design for powerful small cell antennae / Initial designs modeled on a bird and a clock]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Presentation: Dr. Markus Steilemann]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:15:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at K 2019 in Düsseldorf from October 16 to 23: Pushing boundaries for a sustainable and digital world]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at K 2019 in Düsseldorf <br> from October 16 to 23]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:59:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro and partners develop premium concept for car interiors: The mobility of the future: seamless and fully networked]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:00:00 GMT The car of the future will become a multifunctional mobile living and working space. This is the guiding principle of a premium interior concept for future mobility, which Covestro will be presenting at the K 2019 plastics trade fair. Interiors are becoming multifunctional living and working spaces]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Materials manufacturer launches strategic program : Covestro plans to promote circular economy]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT Seeing plastic waste as a resource: Covestro plans to promote circular economy. Seeing plastic waste as a valuable resource / Alternative raw materials to break away from crude oil / Fostering recycling through innovative processes ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Closing the carbon loop with recycled raw materials: New electronic components made of used polycarbonate]]> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT At K 2019 Covestro is presenting a new concept for post-consumer recycled (PCR) polycarbonate waste and its use in the electronics industries, e.g. for the production of laptops. Covestro develops post-consumer recycling concept together with partners ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ The private home in times of digitalization and Artificial Intelligence: Trendsetting design concepts for household appliances]]> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ The roof spoiler of the future]]> Fri, 04 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Building up material cycles across value chains: Domo, Circularise and Covestro partner on full plastics traceability]]> Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Energy-absorbing polyurethane crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen: Full throttle with foamed accident protection]]> Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT Team Sonnenwagen taking a break during test drives in Nuriootpa, South Australia. A crash box in the front of the solar car protects the driver in the event of a collision. It is made of the Baysafe® rigid polyurethane foam system from Covestro. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Completely digitalized process almost without waste: Convenient production of insoles using 3D printing]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:15:00 GMT At K 2019 Covestro will present 3D-printed orthopedic insoles for shoes. They are efficiently produced from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) using an automated and completely digitalized process that generates almost no waste. Made-to-measure products from Covestro´s TPU]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Polymaker launches three new polycarbonate-based products: Versatile materials for 3D printing]]> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Fostering innovation from Asia for the world: Covestro expands open innovation in China]]> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT Covestro expands its concept for open innovation with various partners starting from the Asia-Pacific Innovation Center in Shanghai. New concept to engage with global innovation partners / Ensure innovation leadership and accelerate time to market]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ The perfect combination of performance, design and sustainability: Groundbreaking athletic shoes]]> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:45:00 GMT Together with Chinese designer Axis Liu, Covestro has created this running shoe. The dynamic, extraordinary structure of the midsole was produced by a 3D printer. A special INSQIN® coating ensures that the upper material is water resistant and breathable. Joint developments of footwear designer Axis Liu and Covestro]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ From flexible foam mattress to high-tech products: The evolution of the mattress]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:15:00 GMT At the K 2019 trade fair the polyurethane pioneer Covestro explains, how the mattress developed from a flexible foam mattress to a high-tech product. Digital formulation aid / CO2 as raw material / Improved recyclability / Today’s mattresses: more comfortable and environmentally compatible than ever before]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro in new Circular Plastics Alliance: More plastics recycling in Europe ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT Far more plastics shall be recycled in Europa – a contribution towards a circular economy. Alliance of 100 organizations and companies / Target: 10 million tons of recycled plastics per year starting 2025]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Innovative ideas for Covestro-supported environmental protection prize: UN Young Champions of the Earth 2019 winners named]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:15:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Emerging market : Covestro pushes development for medical wearables]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT At the Compamed 2019 and Medica 2019 trade fairs, Covestro will present material solutions for flexible electronic patches based on polyurethane raw materials. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Innovation Center Japan upgrades its research lab: Covestro accelerates global R&D network]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT Upgraded R&D lab for the Japanese market: a new high performance polyurethane R&D installation supports the customers to prototype larger PU panels. New R&D capabilities contribute to strong Japanese industry / Benefiting automotive and construction customers]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Next step in portfolio optimization: Covestro to sell European polycarbonate sheets business to Serafin Group]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ More efficient production of refrigeration equipment]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMT Efficiently insulated refrigerators reliably protect food from spoilage. Covestro has developed new polyurethane systems, which enable up to 20 percent faster demolding of refrigerators and also enhance the good insulating efficiency of existing rigid polyurethane foams. Covestro develops polyurethane system for faster demolding / Processing on existing plants / No compromises in quality and energy efficiency]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ The answer to urbanization, climate change and scarcity of raw materials: Better insulation with polyurethane]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMT Covestro rigid foam expert Stefan Hopf is inspecting a metal sandwich panel. Covestro concentrates on digitalization and sustainability]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ The new Covestro Sonnenwagen's aerodynamic design: Putting innovative coatings and adhesives to the test]]> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT Sonnenwagen Team is looking forward to participating at this year´s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Also on board are polyurethane raw materials for coatings and adhesives. Covestro wants to test them under the harsh conditions in Australia. Harsh climate conditions at the solar race in the Australian outback]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Artificial intelligence in production on the rise: Covestro further expands digitalization processes]]> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMT Predictive monitoring of Covestro production plants gets possible with the help of digital tools such as tablets. Machine learning: pilot project brings new insights / Predictive monitoring of production plants possible / Major project for digital engineering and operation enters next phase]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New process for CO<sub style="font-size:0.875em">2</sub> use among the best: In the finals for the German President’s Award]]> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:01:00 GMT <![CDATA[ New process for CO<sub style="font-size:0.875em">2</sub> use among the best: In the finals for the German President’s Award]]> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT A successful team: Professor Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University), Christoph Gürtler und Berit Stange (both from Covestro) are in the finals for the German President’s Award (from left). Team from Covestro and RWTH Aachen University nominated / Winner will be honored by Federal President Steinmeier / Technology saves crude oil in plastics production]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Dr. Christoph Gürtler]]> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:45:00 GMT Christoph Gürtler from Covestro has been playing a decisive role in the research and development of CO2 as a new raw material in plastics production. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Professor Walter Leitner]]> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:44:00 GMT Professor Walter Leitner is doing research on novel catalysts which are also needed for using CO2. He works at RWTH Aachen University and at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Dr. Berit Stange]]> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:42:00 GMT Berit Stange at Covestro has helped that there are concrete products on the marketplace now that can be manufactured with CO2. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Photos]]> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro supports open innovation challenge : Ideas for climate protection honored]]> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT At the final event of Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 in Zurich, students from all over the world participated. Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 completed / Idea for edible fruit coatings from Indonesia wins / Open innovation challenge for students and young professionals ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ On the path to industrialization of the pultrusion process: Fiber-reinforced chassis for light commercial vehicles]]> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT The manufacture of vehicle parts made of composite materials instead of steel is a lightweight and therefore sustainable solution that reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Chassis parts for trucks made from pultruded polyurethane composite also feature simpler assembly and superior crash performance. Sustainable solution with polyurethane resin / High productivity through continuous production / Simple assembly, superior crash performance]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New Makrolon® DQ product range for diffusers of LED lights: Higher transmission and luminous efficacy ]]> Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMT New polycarbonate diffuser grades of the Makrolon® DQ range enable an up to ten percent higher light transmission with the same diffuser effect when used in diffusers of LED lamps. Short cycle times thanks to good flowability / Listing on UL Yellow Card / Spotlight topic at the LpS Symposium in Bregenz]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Thermoplastic composites from Covestro set a new aesthetic direction in automotive exteriors: Reinventing the wheel]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:30:00 GMT For the newly designed wheels of the SUVs ES8 und ES6 the Chinese electric vehicle SUV start-up NIO uses thermoplastic composites of the Maezio™ brand from Covestro. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Guarantee for high product safety and absence of pollutants in textile applications: Covestro films OEKO-TEX® certified]]> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ The wind energy industry on the path to maintenance-free systems: Long-lasting erosion protection for rotor blades]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT In a team with manufacturers of wind energy systems and coatings Covestro is working on the development of raw materials for new, particularly durable coatings for the edge protection of wind rotor blades. Especially offshore parks require an improved protection against erosion, the more so as maintenance work is particularly complex and costly. Covestro partners with industry and university in research project]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro steps up investments in thermoplastic composites: New R&D tape line and hybrid injection molding machines to support portfolio expansion to market demand]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT The Covestro team for thermoplastic composites headed by Lisa Ketelsen (3rd from right) is pleased about a new R&D tape line and hybrid injection molding machines, for supporting the portfolio expansion to an increasing market demand. Covestro is further developing its offerings and capabilities in continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites in response to market trends and a growing demand from customers.]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Second Quarter of 2019: Solid core volume growth in a difficult environment : Covestro confirms guidance for 2019 after first six months]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT The Group´s results of the second quarter at a glance Core volumes up slightly (+1.1%) / Group sales total around EUR 3.2 billion (–16.9%) / EBITDA at EUR 459 million as expected (–53.4%) / Net income drops to EUR 189 million (–68.7%) / Free operating cash flow at minus EUR 55 million / Q3 EBITDA of around EUR 410 million expected]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ German Students present new solar racing car: Full speed with the power of the sun]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:30:00 GMT The Sonnenwagen was presented in Aachen Self-developed model for elite race in Australia / Innovative materials from Covestro on board]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ 3D printing on the road to mass production]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Electric racing cars for the Formula Student competitions: Full throttle with flame-retardant polycarbonates]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT E.Stall Esslingen uses flame-retardant Bayblend® products from Covestro to design its Li-ion battery modules. It has been participating in Formula Student Germany with its electrically powered racing car. The racing team E.Stall Esslingen is driving smoothly with polycarbonate battery materials from Covestro ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ DIP competition winner praised for research into breast cancer examination kit]]> Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:45:00 GMT Prof Serena Best, president IOM3; keynote speaker Prof Martin Charter, University for the Creative Arts; Seamus Gillan, head of Covestro UK; finalists – Namgyun Ryu, Kai Wang, winner Daniella Kaligorsky, Christopher Kay, Louis Farnsworth; Dr David Giachardi, master of the Worshipful Company of Horners; Martin Sixsmith, chairman of DIP ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Press Conference: “Covestro at the K 2019”]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:01:00 GMT