Monday - September 14, 2015

Facts about bisphenol A

Covestro invites Fakuma visitors to discussion

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most thoroughly studied chemical substances and for decades has been used for the production of the high-performance plastic polycarbonate, among other things. Nevertheless, public opinion regarding its use as a raw material remains divided. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, welcomes this debate and invites Fakuma 2015 visitors to its stand for discussions.

“We would like to provide customers and visitors the desired information about BPA and to answer their questions,” said Dr. Sven Gestermann, Global Product Steward Polycarbonates at Covestro and Chairman of the Polycarbonate-BPA Product Group at PlasticsEurope, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe. “One of our aims in this is to help make the discussion more objective.” He and Markus Krieter, Marketing Manager for Polycarbonate in the regions Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America, will be available at the Covestro stand (Stand 4206) in Hall B4.

About Covestro:
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 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. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is a Bayer Group company.

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