Covestro develops CO2 based cast elastomer for offshore industry to reduce carbon footprint

November 29, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro developed polyurethane elastomers based on so-called cardyon brand polyols, which contain CO2 and offer the same performance as corresponding petrochemical-based elastomers and enables the offshore industry to reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint.

A new technology from Covestro makes it possible to produce these precursors from carbon dioxide in a proportion of up to 20 percent by weight, thereby replacing some of the fossil raw materials used up to now. The development contributes to recycling carbon and underlines Covestro’s intention to focus all its activities on the Circular Economy.

“The use of CO2 in chemical raw materials is a groundbreaking innovation that is in perfect harmony with our vision of recycling,” comments Thomas Braig, Head of Covestro Elastomers. “What is important to us, of course, is a successful application in practical use. We are pleased when manufacturers choose this sustainable solution, and appreciate the trust they place in our innovations, especially in our Desmodur elastomer system, which contains cardyon polyols.”

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