Year of Foundation

Covestro ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of premium polymers. In line with the purpose of making the world a brighter place – Covestro is working on innovative, sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of today’s society, such as climate change, resource depletion, population growth and urbanization. The company serves these global trends and the associated major industries.

Headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, Covestro has about 17 000 employees and operates at 30 sites throughout Europe, Asia, and America, eight of which are world-scale production facilities. The business activities are focused on the development and manufacturing of high-tech polymer materials like polycarbonates and raw materials for polyurethanes as well as for coatings, adhesives, and specialty products.

Polycarbonates as lightweight and tough materials that are easy to shape can be used in a wide variety of ways and have large-scale use in industries such as automotive and construction. Our solutions for polyurethanes have diverse applications ranging from mattresses and car seats to insulating materials for refrigeration appliances and buildings. Raw materials for coatings, adhesives and specialty chemicals, are supplied by Covestro for high-value niche products to protect and enhance the appearance of anything from cars, via furniture and flooring, applications in the sports and leisure sector through to cosmetic, textile and medical products.

Role in the Project

COV’s primary focus in EU project LUCRA is the utilization of succinic acid (SA) in polyester-based polyols, resins, and polyurethane dispersions (PUD). Their mission is to establish a successful correlation between the quality of SA and its final applicability in these polymer-based materials. COV’s expertise is pivotal in enhancing the project’s objectives of expanding the applications of SA in various industrial contexts.


Rubin Huang

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