Tag: Covestro

Covestro and Genomatica strengthen partnership with plant-based HMDA

Covestro and Genomatica strengthen partnership with plant-based HMDA

June 21, 2022 |

In Germany, Covestro and Genomatica announced an important industry milestone to advance sustainability resulting from their partnership. The two companies have teamed to be the first to successfully produce significant volumes of a plant-based version of the chemical raw material HMDA (hexamethylene diamine). Teams from Genomatica and Covestro have been working together to develop a […]

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Covestro pioneers the supply of biomass-based renewable TDI

Covestro pioneers the supply of biomass-based renewable TDI

March 27, 2022 |

In Germany, Covestro now offers a renewable toluene diisocyanate (TDI) obtained via mass balancing with biomass waste which provides a significant reduction of the CO2 footprint from cradle to factory gate – with the same high quality as fossil-based products. One important application is flexible foams for upholstered furniture. TDI is an important raw material […]

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Covestro, Mitsui complete first delivery of certified renewable raw materials in Asia

Covestro, Mitsui complete first delivery of certified renewable raw materials in Asia

February 20, 2022 |

In Germany, Covestro entered into an agreement with Mitsui Chemicals on the supply of raw materials phenol and acetone from ISCC Plus certified mass-balanced sources. Mitsui Chemicals uses bio-feedstock from waste and residues as raw material basis for its bio-attributed phenol and acetone products. Recently, the first shipment of mass-balanced phenol (1,500 tons) produced by […]

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Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Leverkusen and Dormagen sites

Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Leverkusen and Dormagen sites

February 13, 2022 |

In Canada, Covestro received the internationally recognized ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its Leverkusen and Dormagen sites. Together with the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, which was already certified a year ago, the company can now supply its customers with large product volumes from renewably attributed raw materials from all three Lower Rhine sites in Germany. These […]

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Covestro and Genomatica produce significant volumes of plant-based HMDA

Covestro and Genomatica produce significant volumes of plant-based HMDA

January 27, 2022 |

In Germany, material manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology pioneer Genomatica announced an important industry milestone to advance sustainability resulting from their partnership. The two companies have teamed to be the first to successfully produce significant volumes of a plant-based version of the chemical raw material HMDA (hexamethylene diamine). HMDA, with a worldwide market of 2 million […]

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Covestro begins supply world´s first climate-neutral polycarbonate

Covestro begins supply world´s first climate-neutral polycarbonate

January 3, 2022 |

In Germany, materials manufacturer Covestro has started supplying the world´s first climate-neutral polycarbonate from its Uerdingen site in Germany, delivering on its promise to introduce these products by the end of 2021. These Makrolon polycarbonate grades are climate-neutral from cradle to gate, thanks to the usage of renewable electricity for Covestro production processes and the […]

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Covestro shares new circular economy tech at China International Import Expo

Covestro shares new circular economy tech at China International Import Expo

November 7, 2021 |

In China, for the first time, materials manufacturer Covestro is at the China International Import Expo presenting innovative solutions and technologies related to the circular economy – including the use of alternative raw materials such as carbon dioxide and partially bio-based raw materials that replace fossil resources, as well as a novel, groundbreaking process for […]

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LyondellBasell successful produces water-based waste into energy with Covestro

LyondellBasell successful produces water-based waste into energy with Covestro

November 1, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, converting water-based waste into energy was no easy feat, but chemical company LyondellBasell and its joint venture partner, polymer manufacturer Covestro, proved it was possible. The companies announced the completion of its Circular Steam Project at their site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. With the Circular Steam Project, the site incorporated an innovative […]

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Covestro and VAUDE team on partially bio-based outdoor hiking boot

Covestro and VAUDE team on partially bio-based outdoor hiking boot

October 19, 2021 |

In Germany, materials supplier Covestro and VAUDE, a family-owned manufacturer of outdoor equipment and footwear, have collaborated to develop a partially bio-based foam midsole for VAUDE’s new Lavik Eco outdoor hiking boot. It is based on thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) foams from Covestro’s Desmopan® EC 33000 series, which use non-GMO raw materials. The durable foams meet […]

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Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Shanghai site

Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Shanghai site

September 19, 2021 |

In Germany, Covestro received mass balancing certification according to ISCC Plus for its Shanghai site. This enables the company to now offer Asia Pacific region customers large volumes of the high-performance plastic polycarbonate as well as the polyurethane raw material methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), made from alternative raw materials in the same good quality as […]

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