Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:47:49 GMT Covestro, Germany International relevant pressreleases from Covestro$file/bayer_logo.gif Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases 55 55 en <![CDATA[ Covestro continues portfolio optimization: Covestro to sell European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Innovative technology drives growth in the wind power industry: Covestro delivers first ever order of polyurethane resin for wind blades]]> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:00:00 GMT The joint team of Covestro and its partners is pleased about the first commercial use of a polyurethane resin for the manufacture of wind rotor blades in China. Resin enables longer and stronger blades than traditional materials]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Sucheta Govil to become Chief Commercial Officer of Covestro]]> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMT Sucheta Govil ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New research project for waterborne raw materials]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro supports Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019: Ideas for climate protection ]]> Fri, 17 May 2019 11:50:00 GMT Carbon Footprint Challenge Open innovation challenge for students and young professionals / Best ideas to fight climate change will be rewarded]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Paint manufacturer BESA relies on Desmodur® ultra line from Covestro: Improved occupational safety in car refinishing]]> Wed, 15 May 2019 14:20:00 GMT A new polyurethane coating system of the Spanish manufacturer BESA Bernardo Ecenarro is based on hardeners of Desmodur® ultra line of Covestro. The crosslinkers contain less than 0.1 percent by weight of monomeric diisocyanates and thus improve the occupational safety of car refinishing. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Sustainable PU synthetics for the shoe industry]]> Fri, 10 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT Covestro and the Austria-based Lenzing Group have developed environmentally-compatible polyurethane (PU) synthetics for the shoe industry. It uses Tencel™ Lyocell fiber from Lenzing, which is derived from cellulose and in the end from wood. The polyurethane textile coating used here is based on waterborne INSQIN® technology from Covestro. Combination of water-based textile coating with regenerative fibers]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Design Innovation in Plastics Award: 2019 finalists announced]]> Thu, 09 May 2019 13:00:00 GMT Members of the judging panel examine the entries at the preliminary judging stage. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New application for INSQIN® technology: high-quality dog beds: A feel-good oasis for dogs]]> Thu, 09 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT The surface of “The Island” dog bed from StyleSnout® is coated with a water-based polyurethane system using Covestro´s INSQIN® technology. It enables us to produce functional textiles and synthetic leather without using solvents, and as a result their ecological footprint is considerably lower than those made with conventional polyurethane coatings. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ “Material Solutions inspired by Sustainnovation”: Textile coating of furniture]]> Tue, 07 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at the Battery Show in Stuttgart from May 7–9, 2019: Material expertise for future mobility]]> Mon, 06 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT Due to their favorable property profile, polycarbonate blends are well suited for manufacturing modules, housing parts, cell holders and crash absorbers (as can be seen in this picture) for electric car batteries. Tailor-made plastics protect the heart of electric cars]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Cornerstone laid for new coextrusion lines at the Dormagen site: Covestro expands film production in Germany]]> Thu, 02 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT Symbolic groundbreaking for the expansion of Covestro’s film production in Dormagen (from left to right): Thorsten Dreier (Head of films business), Chief Technology Officer Klaus Schäfer and Michael Friede (Head of of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segment). More than 50 new jobs planned / Increasing demand for special films / Innovative product applications in various industries]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Results influenced by challenging environment as expected: Covestro confirms full year guidance after first quarter]]> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT 1st Quarter 2019 Core volumes slightly down (–1.8%) / Group sales around EUR 3.2 billion (–16.0%) / EBITDA at EUR 442 million in line with expectations (–58.4%) / Net income of EUR 179 million below previous year (–72.2%) / Free operating cash flow at minus EUR 45 million / Guidance for fiscal 2019 confirmed]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ 2019 Annual General Meeting in Bonn: Covestro increases dividend to €2.40 per share]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:20:00 GMT Annual General Meeting in Bonn: From the left: CTO Dr. Klaus Schäfer, CFO Dr. Thomas Toepfer, CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann and Dr. Richard Pott, Chair of the Supervisory Board. Dividend raised for the fourth consecutive year]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Annual General Meeting 2019]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:05:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Recording: Opening of the Annual General Meeting by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Richard Pott and speech by the Chairman of the Board of Management Dr. Markus Steilemann and the Chief Financial Officer Dr. Thomas Toepfer]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:01:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Annual General Meeting: Strong year 2018 despite challenging fourth quarter]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT Address by Dr. Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Thomas Toepfer, Chief Financial Officer]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at Techtextil 2019 in Frankfurt /Main: Sustainable and functional solutions for textiles]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT At Techtextil 2019, Covestro will present sustainable developments with its INSQIN® technology for waterbased textile coatings, but also film solutions for such smart textiles. From breathable outdoor clothing to smart textiles]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro takes gold again in international rating: Highest score for sustainability]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT Covestro takes gold again in international rating Focus on environmental protection and sustainable supply chain]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the in-cosmetics global 2019 from April 2-4 in Paris: Beauty with responsibility]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT At the in-cosmetics global 2019 in Paris, Covestro will be presenting sustainable beauty products and formulations made from bio-based and biodegradable Baycusan® film formers. High performing and sustainable solutions for cosmetic products]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Intensified research collaboration on industry trends: Covestro fosters open innovation in China]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:50:00 GMT Reinforcing open innovation between industry and academia: The Covestro-Tongji Innovation Academy. Reinforced partnership with renowned Shanghai Tongji University / Industry-academia platform from incubation to commercialization]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for sustainable growth: High-performance materials from plants]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at the VDI Congress "Plastics in Automotive Engineering" : In focus: mobility of tomorrow]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT At the VDI Congress „Plastics in Automotive Engineering“, Covestro will be focusing on the car interior as a new priority topic, presenting new polycarbonate blends as well as film solutions. Innovative and functional material solutions based on polycarbonate]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Right balance between speed and quality: Covestro boosts furniture coating efficiency]]> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT There was much interest for the new Bayhydrol® eco UV 2877 fast-drying dispersion from Covestro at the European Coatings Show 2019. It offers great application flexibility when used in UV-curing, one- and two-component coating systems, and can be used in both pigmented and clearcoat formulations, as well as in topcoats and primers. Moreover, around 35 percent of the product is based on biomass.  Multi-curing solution for robust and efficient UV curable waterborne coatings]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Ideas for the use of CO2 honored with prizes: Concrete from carbon dioxide]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:30:00 GMT Concrete, fuel or chemicals from CO2: These ideas have been honored with a new innovation prize from the renowned nova-Institut which was sponsored by Covestro. First prize went to Andrew Schmidt from Canadian company Carbicrete (central), followed by Gunnar Holen (Nordic Blue Crude, Norwegen, 2nd from right) und Dr. Frank Kensy (b.fab, Dormund). The award was handed over by Michael Carus, Managing Director nova-Institute (extreme left) and Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO Covestro (exteme right). Companies from Canada, Norway and Germany awarded / Covestro sponsors innovation award from research institute]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Sustainability throughout the entire product cycle: Impranil® DLN-SD: Water-based biodegradable textile coating]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Digital trading platform for chemicals opens new ways to customers : New Covestro Direct Store is Online]]> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT The Covestro Direct Store opens up new ways for customers to source basis chemicals. Direct purchasing with customized offers for business customers / Additional digital sales channel complements existing sales model]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ INSQIN® technology: sustainable coating for outdoor textiles : Water-based, waterproof and water-vapor permeable]]> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT At the European Coatings Show 2019 and Techtextil 2019, Covestro will showcase a new solution for breathable yet waterproof outdoor textiles based on its INSQIN® technology. The coatings are purely water-based. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Improved product safety without sacrificing performance: Mankiewicz relies on coating hardeners from the ultra line of Covestro]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT For its Alexit® coating systems for the automotive interior and other applications, the coatings manufacturer Mankiewicz uses Bayhydur® ultra polyurethane hardeners from Covestro; the products used are part of the ultra series. They contain less than 0.1 percent by weight of residual monomers and set a new standard in industrial hygiene. New standard in occupational hygiene / Ultra-low residual monomer content / Usable without technical testing / For applications in auto interiors and in other areas]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at JEC World 2019 : Advanced composite technology for reducing the carbon footprint]]> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT Maezio™ continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Covestro can be used for producing thinner, lighter and stronger components for electronic products. A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has found a laptop cover made thereof can significantly reduce the carbon footprint by more than 70 percent compared to one made from conventional aluminum-magnesium alloy. More sustainable material solutions for the electronics industry]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro supports switch to water-based polyurethane coatings for wood and furniture: Fast hardener]]> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT Water-based polyurethane coatings formulated with the new hardener Bayhydur® quix 306-70 from Covestro, are characterized by similar outstanding properties – quick drying, performance and appearance – like their solvent-based counterparts. But they are emitting smaller amounts of organic solvents. Quick drying and performance similar to solvent-based systems]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro AG Financial News Conference: Full Year 2018 Results]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:01:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Presentation: Strong year 2018 despite challenging fourth quarter]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Video recording of the Covestro AG Financial News Conference]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:45:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Further growth in demand in an increasingly challenging market environment: Covestro raises dividend after strong business performance in 2018]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT The Board of Management of Covestro presented the financial figures for 2018 at the Annual Press Conference (beginning from the left):  CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann, CTO Dr. Klaus Schäfer und CFO Dr. Thomas Toepfer. Continued core volume growth at 1.6% / Group sales rise to EUR 14.6 billion / EBITDA declines to EUR 3.2 billion / Proposed dividend of EUR 2.40 per share / Around EUR 1.7 billion returned to stockholders through share buy-back and dividends / 2019 guidance influenced by further volume growth and lower margins]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Used in the world’s toughest solar car race: Adhesive endurance test]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT The student team from Aachen uses plastics, composites and metals for the construction of the fast and lightweight Sonnenwagen. The best method for permanently fastening such different materials together is adhesive bonding. Cooperation between Team Sonnenwagen, Covestro and Sika]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the European Coatings Show from March 19-21, 2019: “City of Sustainnovation” ]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT Using Pasquick® technology, steel structures and industrial plants can be long-term protected against corrosion. At the European Coatings Show 2019, Covestro introduces the new Desmophen® NH 1423 raw material, which leads to an improved gloss retention of the coatings. Innovative and sustainable developments for different industries ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at JEC World 2019: Composite material solutions from a single source]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:30:00 GMT At JEC World 2019 Covestro will present continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP). They can be reinforced with carbon (left) or glass fibers and lend parts made thereof low weight yet high strength. Large portfolio of materials and applications]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Going to greater lengths: Covestro high-flow polycarbonate enables intricate, thin-wall designs in healthcare applications]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT The spiral flow testing shown in the picture demonstrates the increased flow length that can be achieved using Makrolon® Rx2235 polycarbonate. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro: premiere at Pharmapack 2019 on February 6 and 7 in Paris: Integrated syringe closures made of high-temperature polycarbonate]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT The adapter of Gerresheimer´s Gx syringes for later screwing in the needle and the syringe cap (in the picture top) is made from high-temperature Apec® 1745 plastic from Covestro. It is temperature resistant and can be sterilized using conventional methods. Hot steam sterilizable, impact resistant and dimensionally stable / Simplified manufacturing process using 2-component injection molding technology / Comprehensive customer service for component development]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Third round of Young Champions of the Earth competition : Looking for big ideas for the world’s future]]> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Fire, smoke and toxicity (FST)-performing honeycomb cores and panels: Covestro and EconCore join forces in composites development]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT EconCore N.V. and Covestro are combining their technologies in order to produce strong and lightweight honeycomb panels with outstanding performance. The products comply with Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements for public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. Polycarbonate applications in mass transportation]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Thanks to Covestro polycarbonate: Improved organ preservation system ]]> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT The OCS™ Heart, OCS™ Lung and OCS™ Liver from TransMedics utilize several grades of Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro. Pictured above is the OCS™ Heart. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro is involved in a new Europe-wide research project: Improving the recycling of polyurethane plastics]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMT PUReSmart Logo Complete circular product life cycle as target / Funding by the European Union]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Cross-sector research to turn waste gas into valuable plastics: European industry fosters CO2 reutilization]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT A new video explains the EU funded project Carbon4PUR. Next step in collaboration of industrial and academic partners / Evaluation of industrial-scale testing in southern France]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Digitalization in appliance production: Covestro and Haier plan digitalization joint laboratory]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:20:00 GMT Dr. Ulrich Liman, global head of research and development in the Polyurethanes segment at Covestro, and the representative of Haier are looking forward to the set-up of a joint digitalization lab for refrigerator production. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Materials producer is founding member of new global alliance: Covestro supports measures against plastic waste]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at Cosmetagora: Sustainable formulations for cosmetic products]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT In hairstyling formulations, the biobased film former Baycusan® eco E 1000 achieves at least the same good performance levels as synthetic products, but avoids the disadvantages of other natural film formers. Baycusan® eco E 1000: a new biobased film former]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at CES 2019: Customized applications with polycarbonate]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT AT CES 2019 Covestro will present a thermal wellness wearable from Embr Labs which allows people to hack the way they feel temperature. The company uses the Makrolon® 2407 polycarbonate from Covestro for the frosted light guide with LEDs. It is a UV-stabilized grade designed for applications in the electronics, IT and telecommunications industry. Illuminated interface of thermal wellness wearable]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ In-depth cooperation with Technical University Berlin: Covestro supports sustainable research]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT Proven partnership: TU Berlin, Covestro and Dechema have organized the Partnership for Chemistry and Industrial Engineering / Focus on exploration of alternative raw materials]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Joint market study to kick-off new business opportunities: Covestro taps into China’s growing start-up scene]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:00:00 GMT Business metropolis Shenzhen is known as the „Silicon Valley“ of China. There, Covestro supports founders in choosing the right materials for their product developments. Comprehensive analysis of Chinese founders’ landscape / Innovative materials supplier for consumer start-ups]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ First step of global capacity expansion for films: Covestro breaks ground on new production line in Thailand]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMT Covestro employees support the ground-breaking ceremony for a new films production in Thailand, among them Dr. Thorsten Drier, Global Head of the Films Segment (third from right). ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ GTB Global Trade Berlin and Covestro: Cooperation for high-quality accessories: Robust TPU mobile phone cases]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:00:00 GMT GTB Global Trade Berlin has developed innovative design cases for the Apple iPhone products XS, XS Max and XR, which protect the high-quality devices in a unique manner. This is ensured by a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from Covestro with elastic and rigid components. Joint branding for greater brand recognition]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Buyback program completed around half a year earlier than planned: Covestro concludes share buyback of EUR 1.5 billion]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:15:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Harnessing solar power for residential and commercial applications: Powerful and safe battery home storage]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMT The BMZ Group's Lithium-ion home storage systems use Bayblend® FR3040 from Covestro to safely position the individual battery cells in a so-called cell holder.  BMZ GmbH relies on polycarbonate blends from Covestro]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Further strengthening of global TPU business: Covestro becomes majority stakeholder in DIC Covestro Polymer joint venture in Japan]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT Mr. Kaoru Ino, Representative Director, President and CEO of DIC Corporation (r.) and Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro agreed on another milestone in more than 18 years of strong partnership. Covestro raises stake from 50% to 80% / Partnership with DIC Corporation continues / Acquisition as part of Covestro’s global growth strategy]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Fit with CO2]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Carbon dioxide for the production of sports floorings: Fit with CO2]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:59:00 GMT Daniel Klomp (Sport Group), Dr. Daniel Koch (Covestro) and Robert Haake (sorts club CHTC) at the opening ceremony of the worldwide first hockey sports field made with carbon dioxide (from left to right). Premiere for new product at hockey field in Germany / Innovative process from Covestro preserves resources / Next step in the use of CO2 for plastics]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Presentation: Carbon dioxide as a new raw material – now also in sports]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:58:00 GMT ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Video]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:45:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Photos]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at the TRUSTECH trade fair from 27 to 29 November 2018: Film solutions for forgery-proof ID documents]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMT At TRUSTECH trade fair, Covestro will present a new and integrated concept for an efficient manufacture of passports. Major features are a new concept for the integration of clear windows based on Makrofol® ID polycarbonate films, and a new generation of thermoplastic polyurethane films for robust passport hinges. All-in-one passport concept for multiple security needs]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Increased efficiency through expansion of computing capacity : Covestro fosters digital research and development]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMT Data expert Jan Meyer helps to foster digital research and development at Covestro. Digitalization of operative business continues to progress / High-performance computing increases innovative strength / Advantages in terms of sustainability and energy use]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Corporate Culture Award for Innovation goes to Covestro: 16,000 innovators awarded]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:45:00 GMT The Corporate Culture Award 2018, special award for innovation culture, has been received in Frankfurt/ M. by the Covestro innovation team members Dr. Jens Joschek (l.) and Dr. Lorenz Kramer. Outstanding corporate culture honored / Start-up Challenge proves innovative way of working]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Innovative material solutions at the Compamed Medica Trade Fair: From wound care to wearables]]> Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT Aqueous polyurethane dispersions of the Baymedix® CD range are an excellent starting material for seamless medical gloves. Such films can be produced e.g. in the dipping process. Covestro shows comfortable and efficient developments]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Third award since 2013: Covestro receives Sustainability Award from Henkel]]> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:45:00 GMT The Covestro team around Michael Friede, Head of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segment, is much delighted about being honored again with the Henkel Sustainability Award. Continued commitment to more sustainable adhesive solutions]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Antwerp site part of Covestro’s MDI investment program: Covestro to increase aniline production in Antwerp]]> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:15:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Full year guidance confirmed: Solid results in an increasingly challenging market environment]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT Third quarter of 2018 Group sales up 4.8% to EUR 3.7 billion / Core volumes remain stable / EUR 859 million EBITDA at previous year’s level / Net income totals EUR 496 million, up 1.0% over prior year / Free operating cash flow down 12.2% to EUR 578 million due to increased investments / Cost savings targeted at EUR 350 million per year]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro receives MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018: First biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT Covestro experts Hiep Tran (second from right) and Nusret Yuval (second from left) are much pleased about receiving the MATERIALICA Design +Technology Award 2018, in the Pioneer for alternative raw materials]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Turbine installation latest milestone in Covestro’s mission to commercialize polyurethane infusion resin: First wind turbines with polyurethanes from Covestro]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:10:00 GMT Covestro blade in Tieling, China ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Intensified cooperation for the toughest solar race in Australia: Sonnenwagen – the success story goes on]]> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT After the successful initial participation at the World Solar Challenge in Australia in 2017 as Covestro becomes main sponsor of Sonnenwagen Aachen Team / Innovative materials for electric mobility / Long-term partnership with RWTH Aachen University]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ First thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology]]> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Global capacity expansion to strengthen leading position in MDI: Covestro to invest EUR 1.5 billion in new world-scale MDI plant in Baytown, USA]]> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:10:00 GMT Covestro production site in Baytown, USA Highly attractive MDI market with long-term growth prospects / New 500 kilotons MDI plant to satisfy demand and accompany industry growth / NAFTA MDI capacity to reach 740 kilotons per year by end of 2024 / Extending Covestro´s regional and global MDI leadership position]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the 2018 SEPAWA Conference in Berlin: Biobased film former for perfect hairstyling]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:15:00 GMT Covestro has developed a film-forming polyurethane dispersion for hairstyling products with a carbon content based on 58 percent biomass. The film former called Baycusan® E 1000 is the first product of the new eco series and achieves the excellent performance level of synthetic acrylate polymers. Baycusan® eco E 1000 achieves the high level of synthetic products]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ UN honors high engagement of material producer : Covestro announced as Global Compact LEAD]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Awards for innovative business ideas on new materials: Covestro promotes entrepreneurship in chemistry]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT The founders of Bipolymer Systems, Artur Steffen (left) and Martin Huber (m.), win the Future Materials Award of University Innovation Challenge, handed over by Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro. Partner of University Innovation Challenge and Chem Start-up Award / Focus on open innovation with universities and start-ups]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ “Amazing new ideas” on protecting the environment: Young Champions of the Earth 2018 announced]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at Fakuma 2018: Polycarbonate protects the heart of electric mobility]]> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT The Alta Pack battery of California-based electric bike specialist Alta Motors is equipped with a jacket made of the extremely impact-resistant PC-PBT blend Makroblend®. Safe integration of battery cells in lithium-ion batteries]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Exceptionally high-performance material developed for industry: New super-plastic with positive eco-balance]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT Research project DreamCompoundConti Covestro and partners develop large-format production process / Can be used in aviation, automotive and medicine]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Easier, Safer and Less Painful Options for Diabetic Treatment : Introducing new solutions for needle-free injection technology]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT Needle-free injection technology developed by QS Medical Technology Co., Ltd. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Joining forces … and plastics: Advanced laser welding solutions for electric vehicle battery enclosures]]> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:30:00 GMT Leister Technologies’ laser welding process can be used to join and seal fluid-cooled battery enclosures made of Bayblend® FR3010 PC+ABS blend. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Industrial Construction Day 2018 on September 27 at the Kasino Hotel, Leverkusen: Efficient building insulation with polyurethane]]> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT Experts Steffen Hoffmann (left) and Stefan Hopf are manufacturing single insulation boards in the Technical Insulation Center of Covestro. Covestro promotes events for sustainable construction]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at Fakuma trade fair and the International Suppliers Fair (IZB): Front module concept in a new design]]> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT At the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen and the International Suppliers Fair, Covestro will present an innovative front module concept with individual design and high functional integration. One special variant is the black panel technology, in which a special Makrofol® polycarbonate film with a light source behind it is illuminated. Functional solutions made of polycarbonate in the most confined spaces]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Joint press release of LyondellBasell and Covestro: LyondellBasell and Covestro kick off investment project in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam]]> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT The official start of the new investment project of LyondellBasell and Covestro was marked by a ceremony. Dr. Klaus Schäfer (Sixth person from the left), Chief Technology of Covestro, was among various stakeholders to kick off the project. Innovative new technology realizes annual reduction of up to 140,000 metric tons CO2 emissions]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Fakuma 2018: Covestro presents demonstrator for 3D printing technology: 3D-printed shock absorber with high degree of functionality]]> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT At the Fakuma 2018 trade fair, Covestro will be presenting a complex shock absorber which was manufactured using 3D printing. Complex demonstrator is made of three materials by three processes]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the Fakuma 2018 trade show, October 16–20 in Friedrichshafen: Innovative plastics for future trends]]> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT Lightweight and very thin laptop covers with novel optical surface effects are a potential application for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) of the Maezio™ brand. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Greater focus on sustainable product solutions and technologies: MSCI upgrades sustainability rating of Covestro]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Maezio™ ˗ the new brand for strong, light and aesthetic composite materials: Covestro introduces brand name for thermoplastic composites]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT Films and sheets made from Maezio™ continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTP) from Covestro can be combined in a very variable way, giving designers completely new creative freedom. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Promotion of two student teams at the Solar Decathlon China competition: Covestro supports sustainable urban development]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:30:00 GMT The EnergyPLUS Home 4.0 from Tongji University and TU Darmstadt has a modular structure, so that several units can be combined to form an apartment building. Innovative material solutions for energy-efficient solar houses]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ US Polycarbonates sheets business sold to Plaskolite: Covestro completes sale of US sheets business to Plaskolite]]> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Moody's raises credit rating to Baa1 with stable outlook: Moody's upgrades Covestro]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Plans to increase investment for further growth : Covestro raises guidance after a strong second quarter]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT Covestro raises guidance after a strong second quarter Group sales improved by 10.4% to EUR 3.9 billion / Core volumes up 4.4% / EBITDA grew by 16.2% to EUR 985 million / Net income rose by 24.8% to EUR 604 million / Free operating cash flow increased by 14.1% to EUR 364 million / Guidance for EBITDA, FOCF and ROCE raised]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Shanghai Tongji University long-term partner: Covestro collaborates with Chinese students]]> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:00:00 GMT Longterm partners for innovation in material sciences: Students and professors of Tongji University Shanghai visit the headquarter of Covestro in Leverkusen for the first time. Focus on circular economy and sustainable materials / Professors and students visit German company headquarters for the first time]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin: Pushing boundaries with up-to-date train interiors]]> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Sustainable, waterproof and breathable solution: New from INSQIN®: a textile coating solution that offers outstanding performance and comfort]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:00:00 GMT Under its INSQIN® brand, Covestro launches a new coating solution that enables a waterproof and breathable coating of textiles using waterborne technology. ]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Capacity expansion at four locations : Covestro strengthens its global film production]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT Covestro intends to expand its global production capacities for special films, to meet the growing demand in all regions. Total investment of more than 100 million euros / Over 100 new jobs planned / Innovative applications in various industries / In focus: multilayer flat films]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro receives Alain Clause Award for environmentally compatible UV dispersion: Award for more efficient coating ]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:00:00 GMT At ETCC Congress in Amsterdam, Dr. Eva Tejada and a team of experts from Covestro were honored with the Alain Clause Award for the best lecture on ecological and environmentally compatible developments. Faster production, reduced use of energy and resources]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Plug and Play partnership set up : Covestro collaborates with start-ups to foster innovation]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT Covestro and Plug and Play are lookings for start-ups to shape the future of chemistry New Materials platform offers access to international founders / Future of chemicals and data solutions in scope]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Brunel University student wins Design Innovation in Plastics competition with balcony shelf product]]> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:10:00 GMT Product Design student, Alex Roquero, impressed the competition judges with his ‘Hook’, a portable shelf which is integrated with a flowerbox, and fits to any kind of railing. Judges hooked by versatility of design]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Council of the EU visits RWTH/Covestro Catalytic Center in Aachen: EU and Industry Counting on Sustainable Chemistry]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:00:00 GMT Using cutting-edge research to make chemistry more sustainable: a delegation of the Council of the European Union led by Bulgaria visited the Catalysis Research Center CAT of RWTH Aachen University and Covestro. Cutting-edge research needs a more innovation-friendly environment / Further research into the use of CO2 as a resource required]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany