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Covestro bangs the drum: CEO Patrick Thomas (center) inaugurates first plastics production facility using CO2 in Dormagen. At his side are Thomas Rachel from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin (right) and Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg, Rector of RWTH Aachen University.

CO2 bursts onto the plastic production scene: Covestro in Dormagen inaugurates its first plastics production facility using CO2 with a musical sketch.

CO2 bursts onto the plastic production scene: Covestro in Dormagen inaugurates its first plastics production facility using CO2 with a musical sketch.

CO2 bursts onto the plastic production scene: Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas inaugurates first plastics production facility using CO2 in Dormagen.

CO2 bursts onto the plastic production scene: Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas inaugurates first plastics production facility using CO2 in Dormagen.

Carbon dioxide as new raw material: At this production plant in Dormagen, Covestro is now incorporating 20 percent CO2 into an important foam component.

Carbon dioxide instead of crude oil: Covestro is now, for the first time, producing a foam component with CO2, saving 20 percent of the traditional oil-based raw material.

Carbon dioxide instead of crude oil: Covestro is now incorporating 20 percent CO2 into a foam component. The newly opened plant in Dormagen, Germany has capacity of 5,000 metric tons per year.

CO2 serves as an alternative raw material, replacing increasingly scarce crude oil in the production of plastics.

Covestro achieved the key scientific breakthrough: A team under researcher Dr. Christoph Guertler discovered the right catalyst to enable the use of CO2 for plastics production.

Dr. Karsten Malsch heads Covestro’s Dream Production project for producing a new foam component with CO2.