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Covestro in Australia & New Zealand

Supplying innovative materials, business excellence & technical support for Australian & NZ manufacturers.

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Thinking about the future of plastics

What is the future of plastics in Australia? And how can Australian plastics manufacturers and engineers best navigate the issues of responsible waste management and environmental sustainability?

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Covestro and Soft Landing

Soft Landing and members of the bedding industry (including Covestro) have a product stewardship initiative in place which seeks to achieve zero mattresses in Australian landfill over the next five years.

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Enabling innovation in Australia and New Zealand

Covestro is a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials: innovative, sustainable and diverse.

Thanks to our global presence and close proximity to our customers, Covestro Australia are the partner of choice for a wide variety of industries across Australasia. Our products and application solutions are used in many areas of modern life.

In line with our vision “To make the world a brighter place,” we work on solutions to the challenges of our time – to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Latest News from Covestro Australia

All the latest news from Covestro Australia and from Covestro worldwide - click through to read the stories in full.

  • Employees

    Industry Clean Up Day – May 2023

    The team of Covestro Australia participated in an Industry Clean Up Day in May, the first time for a number of years that the Chemical Industry has come together to run this event.

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  • Plastics

    Innovative polycarbonates for lighting and building technology

    Material solutions for electrification and smart connectivityMore sustainable polycarbonates from mechanical recycling and bio-based raw materials allocated via mass balancingCustomer support from conception to commercializationAccelerated product de…

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  • Energy

    Covestro increases share of renewable power for site in Belgium

    Share of renewable power increases to 60 percent of current demandFive-year term from 2026 to 2030Saves 103,000 tons of CO2 emissions

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  • Materials & Industries

    Henkel and Covestro collaborate for sustainability of engineered wood adhesives

    Materials are key to lower carbon footprint across sectors Engineered wood adhesives from Henkel based on raw materials from Covestro used in building and construction applications Over 60% of the formulated adhesives1 are linked to bio-based feedsto…

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  • Corporate News

    World’s First Pilot Plant for Bio-Based Aniline

    Significant step toward producing plastics based on plant biomassNew process for petroleum-free raw material on its way to industrial maturityAnother milestone in the promotion of the Circular Economy accomplished  

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  • Plastics

    First use of Makrolon® RE in light switches and sockets

    Significantly reduced carbon footprintOver 80 percent share of bio-circular raw materialsExcellent UV stability in signal white coloringMaterial properties identical to those of purely fossil-based compound counterparts

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  • Industrial and agriculture applications

    Covestro and Siemens conclude strategic supplier agreement

    Agreement simplifies cooperation between the companiesFramework for all business relationships over the next five yearsIncludes Siemens’ full range of services as a supplier to Covestro

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  • Plastics

    New Covestro medical polycarbonate pushes the boundaries of heat resistance

    Combines biocompatibility, heat-resistance, transparency and durabilityBoosts productivity in silicone overmolding applicationsCan contribute to customer sustainability goals

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  • People

    Covestro certified as Top Employer in China for sixth consecutive year

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  • Circular Economy

    Covestro and Encina reach an agreement for a long-term supply of circular raw materials

    Encina to supply Covestro with chemically recycled raw materials enabling circular MDI, TDI and polycarbonate starting at the end of 2027Pioneering milestone for raw materials derived from end-of-life plasticsRecycled feedstock reduces carbon footpri…

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  • Sports & leisure

    PFI confirms: water-based technology from Trans-Textil and Covestro is free of animal components

    Breathable, water-based AQUAIR® synthetics from Trans-Textil now bear the "100% Vegan" certification mark from German PFI InstituteNo animal components or animal products are used in the product as a whole, as well as in all components and manufactur…

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  • Shanghai

    Covestro implements electric trucks for short-distance chemical shuttling at Shanghai site

    Commercial deployment marks significant progress in green logistics pilot programReady for scaling up at company’s largest production siteContributing to scope 3 emissions reduction and a circular economy

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  • Automotive

    On the road to climate-neutral mobility

    Covestro is main sponsor of Team Sonnenwagen for another two yearsCTO Thorsten Dreier: "Reducing emissions together"More sustainable material solutions for interiors, exteriors and powertrains

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  • Coatings

    Innovation for more sustainable textile coatings

    New PU dispersion is one-third bio-based

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  • Coatings

    KRONOS and Covestro demonstrate pigmented ink solutions for more sustainable textile printing

    Digital inkjet printing technology enables CO2 emission reductions by up to 95 percentRemaining challenges are the pigment ink formulation and the threat of sagging in connection with the applicationKRONOS and Covestro confirm the compatibility of th…

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Product Center

Whether the high-performance plastic polycarbonate, the components for the versatile foam polyurethane or the numerous raw materials for coatings and adhesives: The Product Center is your source for information on more than 2,000 products from Covestro.

Sustainability Australia and New Zealand

At Covestro Australia, we believe that acting and thinking sustainably is essential if we are to preserve our planet for future generations. By thinking global and acting local, we take great care to make sure that our local impacts and initiatives meet world-class environmental, ethical and social standards.

Our purpose, “to make the world a brighter place” reflects our commitment to ensuring that our interactions with local communities, partners and stakeholders upholds our global values of People, Planet, and Profit. We also ensure that our entire supply chain meets strict environmental, ethical and social standards.

For us, sustainability involves viewing each decision, action and consequence in a holistic way. We believe that we have a responsibility to interact carefully with the Australia’s natural resources, and we’re committed to leading the way in sustainable materials research, production and end of life product stewardship.

By integrating sustainability into our strategy, we create and support a range of socially and environmentally sound initiatives that meet strict environmental, ethical and social standards. Find out more about these initiatives below.

World Solar Car Challenge 2019

Mark Williams (MD of Covestro Australia) and Rod Fitchett travelled in October to greet the Covestro Sonnenwagen team as they finished the World Solar Car Challenge on Saturday 19th October. Despite being blown off the road at one point, the team finished 6th and won the Safety award at the end of challenge.

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Case Studies

  • Case Studies

    Pasquick technology Era Polymers

    When Era Polymers needed a durable, skid resistant, and rapid drying flooring system for their production site, they knew that Pasquick technology provided the perfect solution.

  • Case Studies

    Pasquick technology ensures rapid return to service for 24-hour police station

    A busy, 24-hour police station in Darwin has had a rapid return to service thanks to the fast-drying properties of Covestro’s Pasquick technology.

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    Guardian Tactile: Using Covestro's Desmopan®

    Guardian Tactile Ground Surface Indicators are made from hard wearing Desmopan – for building, construction, civil engineering, shopping hospital, and government projects. Covestro supplies these thermoplastic polyurethane raw materials in Australia and New Zealand.

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