Tag: Covestro

Successful research into rigid polyurethane foam with CO2

Successful research into rigid polyurethane foam with CO2

February 21, 2021 |

In Germany, Covestro reports their latest research as part of the “DreamResource” joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research shows they can use up to 20 percent CO2 instead of oil in rigid polyurethane foam which is important for more sustainable construction materials. An initial prototype of an insulation board […]

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Covestro and NPRC plan to use hydrogen-powered barges

Covestro and NPRC plan to use hydrogen-powered barges

February 14, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, in a joint project, Covestro and the logistics service provider Nederlandse Particuliere Rijnvaart-Centrale Cooperative plan to convert the salt transport fleet on the Rhine to hydrogen-powered ships. The project is part of the RH2INE Initiative (Rhine Hydrogen Integration Network of Excellence) of the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch […]

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

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 […]

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Covestro inaugurates pilot plant for industrial scale application

Covestro inaugurates pilot plant for industrial scale application

November 22, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro successfully put into operation a pilot plant based on the innovative AdiP technology at its Brunsbüttel site which is a big leap forward in the production of the rigid foam component MDI for insulation and will improve energy efficiency and marks an important milestone for Covestro in its orientation towards the circular […]

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Covestro receives first delivery of renewable phenol from Borealis

Covestro receives first delivery of renewable phenol from Borealis

November 3, 2020 |

In Germany, as part of a strategic collaboration, Covestro received a first delivery of 1,000 tons of renewable phenol from Borealis, produced with renewable hydrocarbons from Neste. Neste produces these ISCC Plus certified hydrocarbons entirely from renewable raw materials. The hydrocarbons are then converted into ISCC Plus mass balance certified phenol by Borealis and finally […]

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Covestro receives first supply of certified renewable phenol for polycarbonates from Borealis

Covestro receives first supply of certified renewable phenol for polycarbonates from Borealis

October 25, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro received a first delivery of 1,000 tons of renewable phenol from Borealis, produced with renewable hydrocarbons from Neste. Neste produces these ISCC Plus certified hydrocarbons entirely from renewable raw materials which are then converted into phenol by Borealis and finally used by Covestro to produce polycarbonate – as a replacement for part […]

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Covestro adds to its portfolio of bio-based products

Covestro adds to its portfolio of bio-based products

June 14, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro introduced a new polycarbonate film with more than 50 percent of its carbon content sourced from plant-based biomass. Makrofol EC is the first partially bio-based film in the company’s product portfolio. Compared with a standard film made from petrochemicals, a portion of the oil-based primary products used up to now has been […]

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Neste and Covestro team on sustainable raw materials for plastics

Neste and Covestro team on sustainable raw materials for plastics

May 27, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste and Covestro are starting a strategic cooperation in Europe to promote the use of sustainable raw materials in plastics production. Covestro will be supplied with material from renewable sources to replace a significant portion of the fossil raw materials used to date in the manufacture of polycarbonates. This type of a high-performance […]

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Covestro signs $249M million loan facility with European Investment Bank for R&D activities

Covestro signs $249M million loan facility with European Investment Bank for R&D activities

March 28, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro has agreed a loan with the European Investment Bank for about $249 million (EUR 225 million). The loan will provide medium term funding to strengthen the research and development work of Covestro in the areas of sustainability and circular economy within the European Union. Discussions with EIB started already in 2019 to […]

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Recticel and Covestro collaborate in first time use of CO2-based cardyon product in mattresses

Recticel and Covestro collaborate in first time use of CO2-based cardyon product in mattresses

January 11, 2020 |

In Germany, Recticel and Covestro are working on raw material technologies from mattress production to end-of-life and beyond in an attempt to make mattresses more sustainable, including the use of CO2 as a building block for flexible foams – a CO2 polyol for mattresses. Recticel was the first company to support the development of Covestro’s […]

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