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Covestro in China

Covestro is among the world’s leading polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative, sustainable solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. In doing so, Covestro is fully committed to the circular economy. The main industries served are the automotive and transportation industries, construction, furniture and wood processing, as well as electrical, electronics, and household appliances industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has been in China for a long history, providing high performance materials and innovative solutions to meet customers’ needs with a full range of business activities including R&D, manufacturing and sales. Browse this site to learn more about our company, our products and our pursuit to become fully circular…

News

  • People

    Covestro certified as Top Employer in China for sixth consecutive year

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  • Shanghai

    Covestro implements electric trucks for short-distance chemical shuttling at Shanghai site

    Commercial deployment marks significant progress in green logistics pilot programReady for scaling up at company’s largest production siteContributing to scope 3 emissions reduction and a circular economy

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  • Coatings

    Innovation for more sustainable textile coatings

    New PU dispersion is one-third bio-based

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  • Alternative raw materials

    Covestro to launch mass-balanced PUDs in the Asia Pacific market

    Low-carbon-footprint PUDs with up to 80 percent alternative raw materials1  based on solidsDrop-in solution with identical technical properties from batch to batchOffering starts from Q1 2024

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  • Coatings

    Covestro introduces five coating solutions for sustainable transformation in China

    Advancing localization in R&D and productionInnovative solutions across transportation, construction, printing and packaging, and industrial coatings sectorsCollaborating on a sustainable packaging innovation white paper with Tongji University profes…

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  • Plastics

    Covestro assists China’s Xinquan Automotive in going global

    Global strategic cooperation agreement signed at China International Import ExpoPartnership paves the way for innovative solutions that directly enhance the automotive industry in North America, Europe, and ASEANAdvancing the expansion of low-carbon,…

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  • Plastics

    Covestro forges pioneering agreements with Chinese developers to advance more sustainable building solutions

    Buildings account for over half of nation’s emissions as government promotes more stringent energy targetsPolyurethane-based solutions from Covestro support construction sector’s transition to more sustainabilityCollaborations with property developer…

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  • solar

    Covestro and partners collaborate for a sustainable photovoltaic industry

    Six-party agreement signed at CIIE marks the launch of industry cooperation platformDiversified solutions to create more circular, lighter and higher-performance solar PV modulesAlternative raw materials to empower industry development for a circular…

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  • Coatings

    Covestro collaborates with industry partners to advance low-carbon coating systems for railway transportation

    Cooperation agreement signed with China’s CRRC Tangshan and Paint-KeyProduction efficiency, energy and carbon reduction, waterborne solutions in focus of industry’s green transformationWaterborne topcoat solution for high-speed trains meets commercia…

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  • Automotive

    Covestro and CTOT forge strategic partnership to shape the future of vehicle displays

    Specialized polycarbonate (PC) films successfully applied in vehicle display light guide platesInitial order of 20 tons for Makrofol® LM807Enhanced partnership to expand use of PC films in vehicle displays

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  • Circular Economy

    Covestro and HiPhi launch joint laboratory on advanced material solutions for future mobility

    Joint laboratory to address key challenges of future mobilityDriving commercialization of low-carbon solutions and establishment of relevant standardsDevelopment of smart surface technologies and battery solutions

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  • Materials & Industries

    Covestro strengthens partnership with China’s Huafon at key trade expo

    Exploring expansion of mass-balanced MDI in Huafon’s portfolioNew agreement follows joint appearances at China International Import Expo in previous years 

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  • Foams

    Covestro returns to the China International Import Expo in Shanghai

    Participation in major trade expo for three years in a rowFirst showcase of chemically recycled PU foam in ChinaStrengthening partnerships from mobility to construction for a circular future

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  • Global

    Covestro achieves EBITDA guidance for third quarter

    Group sales of EUR 3.6 billion (–22.7%)EBITDA of EUR 277 million (–8.3%) meets guidanceNet income of EUR –31 millionFree operating cash flow rises to EUR 308 million (>100%)Full-year guidance narrowed at the lower end of the rangesNew Chief Financial…

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro launches mechanical recycling polycarbonate compounding line in China

    Shanghai facility is the inaugural dedicated line of its kind of Covestro with an annual capacity of 25,000 tonsCommitted to supplying 60,000 tons of recycled-content polycarbonates annually in Asia Pacific by 2026Expansive range of premium recycled…

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  • Plastics

    Groundbreaking for new TPU Production Site of Covestro in China

    Groundbreaking of company’s largest future TPU site in Zhuhai, ChinaStrengthening the production network for high-performance TPU to meet rising global demandUtilizing advanced production technologies and run entirely with renewable power

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  • Coatings

    Covestro unveils enhanced PUD portfolio at China Adhesive and Tape Annual Conference

    Upgraded waterborne products covering consumer electronics, sports and leisure, mobility, printing and packaging.Pioneering a circular economy through integrated production and research capabilities

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  • Materials & Industries

    Covestro advances polyurethane dispersions capabilities with completion of new Shanghai facility

    New plant to come on stream in Q1 2024Modular construction saves time and improves investment efficiencyEnvironmentally compatible PUDs replace solvent-based typesMore circular versions to be offered graduallyDiverse applications in automobile, const…

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  • Circular Economy

    Chemical recycling of polycarbonates reaches a major milestone

    Robust process developed on a laboratory scalePilot-scale technical implementation startsRecycled monomer can be used for the production of polycarbonate

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  • Coatings

    Huafeng, Cyclone and Covestro collaborate to provide sports shoes and shorts with reduced carbon footprint

    Huafeng developed more sustainable HAPTIC® textile coating solution based on Covestro’s partly bio-based Impranil® CQ DLS/1 PU dispersionNew textile coating solution was used to produce official shorts and shoes of Team Sonnenwagen solar car projectH…

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  • Elastomers

    Covestro starts new Elastomers plant in Shanghai

    Investment in the double-digit million Euro range New plant one of several similar investments into the Elastomers business across the globeProducts can be used in offshore wind turbines and to manufacture photovoltaic panels, among others

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  • Global

    Covestro confirms full-year guidance despite weak economic activity

    Group Sales of EUR 3.7 billion (–20.9%)EBITDA of EUR 385 million (–29.6%)Net income totals EUR 46 million (–76.9%)Free operating cash flow rises to EUR –10 millionFull-year results expected to be rather at lower half of the guidanceQ3 2023: EBITDA be…

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  • Materials

    Covestro receives polyurethane certificate for solar composite frames from TÜV SÜD

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  • Coatings

    Covestro inaugurates new production line and launches new Desmopan®UP TPU series for Paint Protection Film in the automotive and wind sector

    New production line started in Taiwan to produce high performance TPU suited for Paint Protection Film (PPF) gradesProducts to be made available globallyNew TPU-based PPF solutions offered under Desmopan®UP brand nameLong-lasting protection for autom…

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  • Global

    Covestro gets off to better-than-expected start in 2023

    Group Sales of EUR 3.7 billionEBITDA of EUR 286 million far surpasses expectationsNet income totals EUR –26 millionFree operating cash flow of EUR –139 millionQ2 2023: EBITDA between EUR 330 million and EUR 430 million expectedFull-year guidance adju…

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  • Circular Economy

    Covestro expands its range of more sustainable polycarbonates

    Introduction of a grade with 90 percent recycled contentClimate neutral1 polycarbonates with up to 89 percent sustainable shareCollaboration with Jabra on Evolve2 headset

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  • Materials

    Covestro polyurethane resin earns commercial material certificate in solar energy from TÜV Rheinland

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  • Healthcare

    Covestro to offer GMP grade TPU in Asia Pacific

    Company now provides products for food contact and healthcare applications in the Asia-Pacific region that meet the high-quality and safety standards of ‘Good Manufacturing Practice’ (GMP)Products will be offered under Desmopan® GMP brand nameCompany…

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  • polyurethanes

    Covestro drives circular economy forward with high-performance PU composites

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  • Global

    Managing challenging times

    Group Sales total EUR 18.0 billion (+13.0%)EBITDA of EUR 1.6 billion (–47.6%)Positive free operating cash flow of EUR 138 million (–90.3%)Greenhouse gas emissions fall to 4.7 million metric tons (–9.6%)Circular economy and climate neutrality more imp…

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  • Plastics

    Covestro to build its largest TPU site in China

    New site to be built in Zhuhai, South China, with an annual capacity of 120,000 tons of TPU per year after final phase of expansionExpansion to happen in three phases: First phase to be completed in late 2025, final phase to be completed in 2033Total…

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  • Coatings

    Empowering the Circular Economy with low-carbon technology: Covestro releases seven Coatings and Adhesives solutions

    Seven newly launched solutions cover four major fields, including mobility and constructionExpanded CQ portfolio advances Covestro’s vision of a circular economy

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  • Materials & Industries

    Covestro launches new ultra-durable material solution for healthcare and life sciences

    Makrolon® 3638 polycarbonate is engineered to meet rigorous standardsMaterial offers a unique combination of properties that are maintained over a wide temperature rangeIt underscores the commitment of Covestro to developing innovative material solut…

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro awarded Top Employer in China for fifth consecutive year

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro signs major renewable energy supply contracts with Chinese producer CGN

    Multi-year contract calls for annual purchase of 300 gigawatt hours of wind and solar power from CGNPlans to cover 30 percent of electricity demand at Covestro's Shanghai siteSolid basis for significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

    Covestro partners with Coleitec to expand the new application of polyurethane composite materials

    Realizing the mass production of PU composite battery pack top covers at a major power battery manufacturer Expanding the application of polyurethane composite materials in the new energy industry

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  • Plastics

    Covestro and HASCO Vision join forces for recycling post-industrial used plastics

    Turning used engineering plastics into high-quality post-industrial recycled polycarbonatesNovel business model allows full transparency and traceability along the value chainContributing to the low-carbon development of carmakers

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  • Circular Economy

    Covestro signs cooperation agreement with World Organization for Sustainability Leadership

    Jointly promoting sustainability philosophy among the youth through the orator and illustrator contest New annual competition centered on climate change will be launched soon

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro initiates green logistics pilot program with partners in China

    Collaborative efforts with a focus on truck transportProgram is key to the company’s reduction of scope 3 emissionsSupporting customers’ sustainability and climate-neutral targets

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  • Energy

    Covestro and TMT launch their 1000th PU wind blade in collaboration milestone

    Achieving commercial success through CIIE Supporting the development of longer wind blades Further collaboration in more areas

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  • Energy

    Covestro and Midea introduce low-carbon polyurethane products into more households

    Launching new generation of low-carbon appliances with Covestro’s low-carbon-footprint MDI through a mass production approach Generating 60 percent less carbon emission compared to fossil-based MDI

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  • Sustainability

    Covestro and Silan help Xtep to create its first low-carbon running shoe concept

    Covestro is exploring low-carbon solutions for sports shoes using mass-balanced MDI, TDI, TPU, and other functional materials Each concept running shoe can reduce carbon emissions by more than 80 percent, with plans to officially launch next year

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  • Foams

    Sinomax debuts first low-carbon mattress using Covestro’s bio-attributed TDI

    Debut comes a year after Covestro and Sinomax signed their first commercial contract on mass-balanced TDI  Bio-attributed TDI carbon footprint is 36 percent lower than fossil-based counterparts, thus helping to reduce CO2 emissions per mattress by a…

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  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

    Covestro to promote low-carbon PU solutions under new cross-industry partnership in China

    Reducing emissions with mass-balanced MDI, TDI and TPU solutions  Driving the polyurethanes industry towards carbon neutrality  Contributing to China's dual carbon goals 

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  • Circular Economy

    Covestro and Sunon to accelerate commercialization of circular material solutions

    Covestro is deepening local cooperation in the China market to promote the circular economy   Alternative raw materials support the green transformation of the furniture industry and China’s carbon neutral ambitions

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  • Automotive

    Covestro teams up with EV brand HiPhi to create next-generation solutions for mobility

    Partnership with Shanghai-based innovative electric vehicle start-up empowers smarter, more sustainable value chain  CO₂-reduced polycarbonates and coatings and adhesives solutions further support carmakers in reducing carbon footprint

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro to strengthen partnerships at China International Import Expo (CIIE)

    Covestro showcases contributions to sustainable, low-carbon industrial developmentInnovative alternative raw materials empower partners to achieve their own carbon reduction goalsWith sustainable solutions in mobility, energy, buildings, and lifestyl…

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  • Materials & Industries

    Covestro aims for carbon-neutral booth at CIIE with more sustainable materials and carbon credits

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  • Global

    Covestro achieves EBITDA guidance despite looming recession

    Group Sales rise to EUR 4.6 billion (+7.3%)EBITDA of EUR 302 million (–65.0%)Net income total EUR 12 million (–97.5%)Free operating cash flow (FOCF) falls to EUR 33 million (–91.3%)Full-year guidance for 2022 narrowedFurther milestones on the path to…

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  • Plastics

    Covestro decides to exit formulated polyether polyols business for the appliance industry in China, India and ASEAN

    Part of portfolio optimization for the ‘Tailored Urethanes’ Business EntityAppliance remains a key industry for Covestro, company will continue to supply high quality MDI for it 

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Solutions

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  • Electro & Electronics

    With our materials, devices become more efficient, durable and beautiful.

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  • Automotive

    Our products help to make cars lighter and friendlier to the environment.

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  • Construction

    We support sustainable building by providing materials for insulation.

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Working at Covestro in China

Covestro has been in China for a long history, providing high performance materials and innovative solutions to meet customers’ needs.

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Sustainability & Innovation

  • Sustainability

    Sustainable Solutions

    A new high-performance thermoplastic (HPT) developed by Covestro and partners is one of our many innovations in sustainability.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability

    At Covestro Sustainability is a core element of the mission, and an integral part of the strategy. We therefore align our entrepreneurial conduct in its entirety with sustainability. Learn more!

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