Covestro advances polyurethane dispersions capabilities
The new plant is housed inside Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai (CISS). Once coming on stream in the first quarter of next year, the new capacity is expected to greatly address the rising demand for environmentally compatible coatings and adhesives in Asia Pacific, serving industries ranging from automotive, construction, furniture to footwear and packaging. The plant will be producing waterborne PUDs that boast properties equal to the performance of solvent-based types, and in 2024 also grades with more circular contents.
“With this new facility we aim to offer the broadest portfolio of PUDs to support the sustainability efforts of downstream industries here in Asia Pacific,” said Dr. Thorsten Dreier, Chief Technology Officer of Covestro, at an event in Shanghai marking the mechanical completion of the plant. “The modular concept adopted in the construction phase will also enable us to implement future investment projects and build up capacity more efficiently to capture market demand.”
The new Pacific Coatings Show will bring together the whole supply chain in the Asia-Pacific region on October 18-20 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The show and conference will provide ample opportunity to network, make and nurture business contacts and benefit from exclusive coatings technology information updates.