Leather – a modern material

It is one of the oldest and yet the most modern natural materials in everyday use. Not least, thanks to modern chemistry, leather is a successful product on a global level that is constantly being reinvented. Above all, however, it is a prime example of sustainability. Prime example of sustainability The Egyptians were already familiar…

Lanxess – Synthetic Iron Oxide Production Landscape in China

Consolidation of the pigments industry continues. Since 2012, 20 synthetic iron oxide plants have been closed in China due to strict enforcement of environmental regulations. Here, traditionally the environmentally harmful Penniman process is being used. LANXESS is responding to this trend with targeted investments in sustainable technologies, such as the newly developed Ningbo Process. This…

Covestro products spur Solar Impulse mission

Covestro is on board with high-tech polymer materials. The pioneering Solar Impulse plane is preparing to take-off from Hawaii for the final stages of its round-the-world flight using only solar power – with Covestro’s innovative high-tech polymer materials on board to help it on its journey to Abu Dhabi. Si2 is scheduled to leave Hawaii…

Covestro aims to halve CO2 emissions by 2025

Company announces ambitious sustainability targets on Earth Day Covestro has set ambitious sustainability targets for itself. Today on Earth Day, the company has announced that it intends to reduce its specific CO2 emissions per ton of product by 50 percent based on a base line of 2005. It joins global governments, civil society and forward-looking…

Covestro up and running

Leading materials manufacturer has new identity / Stock market flotation by mid-2016 at the latest   more imagesdownloadCovestro has a colorful new logo. Its headquarters remain in Leverkusen, Germany. One of the world’s leading polymer materials suppliers has a new identity. From September 1, 2015 Bayer MaterialScience is operating under the Covestro name. The company…