Covestro LLC Honored with Product Safety and Waste Minimization Awards by American Chemistry Council
Covestro LLC received awards for Product Safety, Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling, and Facility Safety for five sites.
At the recent annual Responsible Care® & Sustainability Conference held in Miami, Florida, the American Chemistry Council recognized Covestro LLC with its Responsible Care® Product Safety Award, Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Award, and Facility Safety Awards for five of its US sites. The marks the sixth time the company, a leading producer of high-performance polymers in North America, received the product safety award.
“Safety, both in our products and at our facilities, is a core component of who we are at Covestro,” said Haakan Jonsson, chairman and president of Covestro LLC. “These awards affirm our commitment to safety and sustainability and showcase our innovative approach to overcoming challenges.”
Covestro was honored with a Product Safety Award for its Desmopack™ RC product, a rapid curing adhesive designed for faster production while enhancing food safety in flexible packaging applications.
“The technology in Desmopack™ RC is an innovative approach to addressing the industry’s needs while focusing on safety, stewardship and sustainability in a real-world business application,” said Lisa Marie Nespoli, product safety manager at Covestro LLC. “The development required looking at adjacent markets and developing a novel solution to a problem that has never been solved before.”
The Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Award was earned for a joint project between Covestro LLC and WTS Inc, designed to safely and sustainably manage end-of-life residual materials from trials and other byproducts with an eye toward recycling, reclamation and circular solutions.
The Facility Safety Excellence Award was earned by Covestro LLC sites in Pittsburgh, PA, Newark, OH, New Martinsville, WV and South Charleston, WV. The Facility Site Achievement Award was earned at the Baytown, TX site.
At the annual Responsible Care® & Sustainability Conference, the ACC honors chemical industry leaders for outstanding work in the chemical industry, including environmental, health, safety and security performance.
About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and aims to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of around EUR 15.9 billion in fiscal 2021. At the end of 2021, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,900 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
Editor’s Note: Follow news from Covestro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CovestroUS
Tel.: + 412-525-9330
# # #
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
Desmopack™ is a registered trademark of Covestro Group.