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CO2 as an alternative raw material can replace the increasingly limited crude oil in plastic production.

Carbon dioxide as a new raw material: In this production plant in Dormagen, Germany Covestro uses up to 20 percent CO2 to produce an important component for plastic.

Carbon dioxide replaces crude oil: For the first time, Covestro produces a plastic component with CO2. This saves up to 20 percent of the conventional petroleum-based raw material.

Carbon dioxide as a new raw material: Covestro uses up to 20 percent CO2 to produce a plastic component. It is produced in a plant in Dormagen which has a production capacity of 5,000 metric tons per year.

A block of polyurethane flexible foam - one of the componentes is made with CO2

Researcher Dr. Christoph Gürtler and his team developed an appropriate catalyst to use CO2 for plastic production. Flexible foam for mattresses is the first application.

Dr. Persefoni Hilken, Venture Managerin cardyon® at Covestro. cardyon® is already in use, e.g. for flexible foam, binder and textile fibers.

Dr. Persefoni Hilken, Venture Managerin cardyon® at Covestro. cardyon® is already in use, e.g. for flexible foam, binder and textile fibers.

Fit with CO2: Carbon dioxide is being used to produce a binder for sport floorings.

The world's first hockey field with an underfloor containing CO2: national player Niklas Wellen, olympic player Oskar Deecke and keeper Luis Beckmann from the german team.

Dress with CO2: Covestro and its partners explore the use of CO2 to produce elastic textile fibers. In the picture: Researcher Dr. Pavan Manvi from RWTH Aachen University and Covestro researcher Dr. Jochen Norwig.

Dr. Pavan Manvi from RWTH Aachen University (right) and Covestro-researcher Dr. Jochen Norwig test the sample of a compression stocking with fibres consisting partly of CO2.