Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:22:42 GMT Covestro, Germany International relevant pressreleases from Covestro$file/bayer_logo.gif Covestro Press Server - Pressreleases 55 55 en <![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[ TPU: The perfect plastic for sustainable shoe production: The recyclable sneaker]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMT At K 2019 Covestro will present a concept shoe made from recyclable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), which was in part derived from biomass. Another part is made from components, which were produced from CO2 and are marketed under the trade name of cardyon®. Raw materials for concept shoe based on CO2 and biomass]]> 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 <![CDATA[ Presentation: Dr. Markus Steilemann]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Covestro at K 2019: Pushing the boundaries for a sustainable and digital world]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Presentation: Jochen Hardt]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ The reinvention of mobility]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:59:00 GMT The car of the future will be a multifunctional, mobile living and working space. It will be fully networked and seamlessly integrated into everyday life. This is the guiding principle of a new interior concept for future mobility, which Covestro will present at the K 2019 plastics trade fair. Covestro and its partners develop a comprehensive interior concept / Innovative and functional material solutions / More than 50 years of experience: It all began with the K 67]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro pushes forward with the digitalization of processes]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:58:00 GMT A special feature of a viscoelastic foam is its shape memory: as soon as the weight is removed, the foam slowly regains its original shape. In focus: added value for customers / More efficient processes through computer simulation / New formula finder for viscoelastic foams]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Elastic textile fibers made from carbon dioxide: Dress with CO2]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:57:00 GMT Scientist Pavan Manvi from RWTH Aachen University (right) and Covestro researcher Dr. Jochen Norwig holding a synthetic fiber prototype made from CO2. Covestro and RWTH Aachen University develop industrial process / Reduction in use of crude oil and contribution to the circular economy / Further milestone in the use of CO2 as an alternative raw material]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ 5G – key technology for the networked world]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:56:00 GMT With the installation of the new 5G technology, the demand for base stations, active antenna units and other equipment will increase dramatically. Covestro is developing innovative and sustainable material solutions. The company is cooperating closely with German Telekom and the Umeå Institute of Design. Covestro develops material solutions for infrastructure and smartphones / Cooperation with Deutsche Telekom and Umeå Institute of Design]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Wind power in the upswing]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:55:00 GMT Together with global industry partners, Covestro has developed an innovative solution for an efficient production of rotor blades for wind power plants. Only recently, the company has processed the first commercial order for delivery of the polyurethane resin developed for this solution to China. Efficient manufacture of rotor blades with polyurethanes / Covestro delivers first commercial order of raw materials to China / Efficient Pasquick® coating technology provides protection]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro Sonnenwagen: Full throttle with solar power]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:54:00 GMT A highly motivated team of students from RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen is currently developing an electric car powered by solar energy that will compete in the world's toughest solar car race – the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. Covestro is supporting the new Sonnenwagen project with innovative materials, technical services and as main sponsor. Intensified cooperation for the toughest solar race in Australia / Covestro supports the Sonnenwagen Team as main sponsor / Testing innovative materials for electromobility]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ The next generation of electronic patches]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:53:00 GMT Covestro offers a complete solution for modern and high-quality electronic patches – the right combination of materials for lightweight, flexible and invisible patches that provides a comfortable feel. Covestro and the Holst Centre develop skin-friendly wearables]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ International conference in Germany: CO2 utilization – a research magnet]]> Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:00:00 GMT Scientists from all over the world discussed at an international conference in Aachen, Germany how CO2 can make the chemical industry less dependent on oil. Carbon dioxide as a new raw material and substitute for crude oil / Scientists from all over the world see great potential / Five-day meeting co-organized by Covestro]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro: polycarbonate materials for electromobility: Riding the waves with electric surfboards]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT Covestro offers flame-retardant and optimized plastics for electromobility – including electric surfboards. PC+ABS blend makes batteries safe, durable and waterproof]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro: materiales de policarbonato para la movilidad eléctrica: Surfeando con tablas eléctricas]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT Covestro proporciona plásticos optimicados con propiedades ignífugas para la movilidad eléctrica – incluido tablas de surf eléctricas. Baterías seguras, duraderas e impermeables gracias a la mezcla de Policarbonato (PC) y Acrilonitrilo Butadieno Estireno (ABS)]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ New Solution Center online : Covestro products in a new light ]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT New Covestro Solution Center is online. State-of-the-art web presence for Covestro products / Customers benefit from new insights into the Covestro world]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![CDATA[ Covestro Start-up Challenge enters a new round: From the idea to a venture of their own]]> Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:00:00 GMT Covestro Start-up Challenge 2019 Six business ideas relating to the subject of circular economy / Winners of the first Start-up Challenge continue their own venture]]> Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany <![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