High performance elastomers: Newly modernized technical hub in Leverkusen to enable development of new Vulkollan® based solutions as part of Covestro’s Solutions & Specialties segment

Covestro has modernized its pilot plant for Vulkollan® high-performance elastomers. Sucheta Govil, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (right), and Dr. Thomas Braig, head of the Elastomers business entity (2nd from left), inspect wheels made with the elastomer. © Covestro

Hands-on expertise and dedicated equipment to support customers challenges

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 12-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro AG (ETR: 1COV), a German producer of polyurethane and polycarbonate based raw materials and one of world’s leading polymer companies, has announced that its technical center in Leverkusen has been modernized with the latest generation processing equipment for high performance polyurethane elastomers of the Vulkollan® range. Fully equipped with the latest generation and dedicated equipment for the processing of Desmodur® 15 based elastomers, the center aims at enabling the development of new Vulkollan® based solutions as part of Covestro’s Solutions & Specialties segment. It is the perfect set-up for its experts to develop, test, prototype and customize customer solutions.

“For this high performance elastomer, it is all about a close customer interaction to leverage the full benefit of differentiated innovative solutions,” says Sucheta Govil, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Covestro. “The investment in the global Vulkollan® technical center is another consequent step of our commitment to develop elastomer solutions for our customers, especially when other elastomers are reaching their limit.”

“Thanks to an extremely high mechanical strength and dynamic load capacity, Vulkollan® is the preferred engineering material for highly demanding applications,” explains Dr. Thomas Braig, Head of the Elastomers Business Entity. “For example, these elastomers perfectly suit high-end material handling applications. With this technical center, we intend to provide our customers with the opportunity to experiment and develop this elastomer in their most challenging applications.”

Vulkollan® has been one of the most powerful and reknown elastomers for decades. It is mostly used where highest performance cannot be compromised to ensure best reliability for the end-user. Whether it is to keep an e-commerce logistic platform running 24/7 or to contribute to the safety of most exciting roller coasters, Vulkollan® is always part of the solution.

About Covestro:

With 2020 sales of EUR 10.7 billion, 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. At the end of 2020, Covestro has 33 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,500 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).

Media contact:

Frank Rothbarth
Global Trade Media Relations, Covestro AG
+49 214 6009 2536
+49 175 3025363

SOURCE: Covestro AG



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