Annual Report 2022: Speeding up to Circularity

Annual Report

Circular Economy – Closing the Loop

Covestro wants to become fully circular and thus intends to accelerate the transformation to a climate-neutral and resource-conserving economy.

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  • Financials

    Covestro expands production capacity for polycarbonate films in Thailand

    Investment in the higher double-digit million euro rangeCompletion planned by 2025Applications in ID card, automotive and electronics industriesGrowing range of more sustainable films

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  • Coatings

    Partner for practical and visionary coating and adhesive solutions

    Comprehensive portal with innovative topics for current and future material developmentsLively meeting place for exciting digital collaboration with the coatings and adhesives sector and downstream industriesWebinars on key strategic coatings and adh…

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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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  • Corporate News

    Press Kit: Full Year 2022 Results and Covestro Annual Press Conference

    Find all documents at a glance here: Our press release on the results for fiscal 2022, the presentation of the Annual Press Conference, the link to our Annual Report 2022 as well as images and further information.

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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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  • Corporate News

    More climate-friendly headlamp concept with polycarbonate

    NALYSES research project looks at the entire product cycleConsortium of industry and scienceTransfer of project results to other industries plannedFunding by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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  • Materials & Industries

    Covestro pushes boundaries of materials for printed electronics

    Covestro offers smart materials solutions for a smart living worldAt LOPEC 2023, Covestro highlights substrates tailored for automotive, electronics, healthcare and consumer applications 

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  • Global

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Dr. Thomas Toepfer to leave Covestro as of August 31, 2023

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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 successfully starts up a new world-scale chlorine plant in Tarragona

    First world-scale plant based upon energy efficient ODC technologyNew plant strengthens European MDI production network of CovestroInvestment of 200 million euros creates 50 new jobs in Tarragona

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  • Materials & Industries

    Covestro decides to discontinue Maezio® product line

    Covestro to focus Engineering Plastics business entity more strongly on core business in the future Production of thermoplastic fiber composites under the Maezio® brand to be discontinued Markt Bibart site to be closed during the course of the year a…

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  • Materials & Industries

    Ideas for the kitchen and bathroom sought in 2023 student plastics design competition

    Budding designers interested in working with plastics have been set a challenge to design a new product for the kitchen or bathroom by the Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition, 2023, sponsored by Covestro.

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro and Lanxess cooperate to produce more sustainable raw materials with reduced CO₂ footprint

    Companies agree production of key basic chemicalsCovestro uses electricity with certificates of origin from hydropower for electrolysis in North Rhine-WestphaliaCooperation reduces CO₂ emissions by up to 120,000 tons per year

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  • Global

    Covestro announces preliminary results for fiscal year 2022

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  • Corporate News

    Covestro awarded for transparency on climate protection measures

    Group again receives excellent CDP “A-” ratingRanking confirms strong climate strategy and transparencyTop score achieved in four categories

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