Covestro plans new plants for polyurethane dispersions and polyester resins
The plants are due to be completed in 2024. “With these investments, we are preparing for the continued growth in demand for these products and expanding our leading global position,” says Michael Friede, Global Head of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segment at Covestro. “In the future, customers will continue to rely on replacing solvent-based products with more sustainable waterborne systems with equally good properties. Thanks to our versatile production, we are at the same time flexible and can satisfy many different requirements.”
Wide range of applications
The areas of application for polyurethane dispersions are highly diversified. For instance, Covestro raw materials are used in basecoats for automotive primary and refinish coatings, as well as in wood and furniture coatings and robust floor coatings.