Reach for the skies

A range of new process and product developments show that Bayer polymers spin-out Covestro is still a major force in the world of elastomers. Patrick Raleigh reports

Independent from Bayer since 2015, Leverkusen, Germany-based Covestro is a €12-billion turnover polymer supplier focused mainly on polycarbonates and polyurethanes.  The latter business is a big – it won’t say how big – supplier of urethane-based elastomeric materials.

And while the Bayer’s synthetic rubber business has been spun off into Lanxess and then Arlanxeo, Covestro has also kept firmly in…

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