Closing the carbon loop – how cardyon® contributes to sustainability


Sustainability is embedded in every element of the business strategy of Covestro. The company continuously looks at ways to preserve the planet, while improving the quality of life and safety of millions of people around the world. We contribute to this aim by both our products and production technologies
cardyon® brings CO₂ back into the value chain
Covestro is pursuing its own sustainability programme for the entire Group, setting ambitious targets for the period up to 2025. These are in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 9 “Industry, innovation and infrastructure” and SDG 12 “Responsible consumption and production”.

cardyon® brings CO₂ back into the value chain while saving up to 20% crude oil. With cardyon® Covestro is providing the industry with a more sustainable solution by using carbon dioxide, an industrial waste gas, as a new and useful raw material. This broadens the raw material base beyond fossile and biobased ressources. And bringing CO₂ back into the value chain supports circular economy.

“Covestro is committed to using carbon in a smart and sophisticated way, which benefits the environment and society. By turning a greenhouse gas into a useful raw material for the plastics industry, our CO₂ technology opens up new horizons towards a more sustainable future.”
Patrizia Wegner, Marketing & Sales EMLA/ Covestro