Empowering the Circular Economy with low-carbon technology: Covestro releases seven Coatings and Adhesives solutions


  • Seven newly launched solutions cover four major fields, including mobility and construction
  • Expanded CQ portfolio advances Covestro’s vision of a circular economy

From February 22-24, in conjunction with the trade expo ChinaCoat in Guangzhou, Covestro is sharing its expertise in low-carbon technology. Through new product launches, a media roundtable, and industry seminars themed “#STATUSNEXT”, Covestro wants to showcase its vision for a circular economy in the coatings industry.

“We wish to share our expertise, reliability, and the high quality of our materials today and our sustainable, circular, futuristic vision of tomorrow. We will continue to deepen our influence in the industry as we answer its needs and explore more sustainable possibilities, ultimately becoming your inventive companion for hands-on coatings and adhesives solutions,” said Zhong Xiaobin, Senior Vice President of Covestro Coatings and Adhesives Asia Pacific.

Empowering high-quality development

Covering mobility, construction, printing & packaging, and home & living, Covestro is launching a series of bio-based and waterborne polyurethane coatings and adhesives solutions to support high-quality and sustainable development in China.

  • The new polyurethane dispersion (PUD) Bayhydrol® UH 2110 can be used as waterborne basecoat for automobile, replacing solvent borne basecoats. It ensures consistent colors while supporting automakers to operate more sustainably.
  • The upgraded two-component waterborne polyurethane Dispercoll® U plus for auto interior lamination features enhanced heat and climate resistance. The low-VOC and low-odor solution thus can ensure the stability of bonding performance in challenging climate conditions.
  • Bayhydur® ultra 309 is a locally developed and produced hydrophilic polyisocyanate for two-component waterborne PU coatings for the construction sector. As a cost-effective solution with high performance, it can be used in flooring coating and wall coating to provide excellent easy-to-clean and scratch resistance performance even in matt formulation.
  • The bio-based resins Decovery® CQ are tailor-made for printing and packaging applications. Decovery® CQ 6200 is tailored for inks and primers, while Decovery® CQ 6400 can be used in bottle label adhesives. Containing alternative raw materials, Decovery® CQ can effectively reduce manufacturers’ carbon footprints while making production process more sustainable and meets the environmental demands of the packaging markets .
  • NeoCryl® A 1137 — a waterborne self-crosslinking acrylic copolymer emulsion — is another innovative solution for printing and packaging. It can be used as a primer for UV inks, providing excellent adhesion and printability. It can also be used for flexo and gravure film surface printing inks. This waterborne solution enables film applications with lower VOC emissions.
  • The Bayhydur® ultra 307/1 hydrophilic polyisocyanate hardener for two-component waterborne PU wood coatings was newly developed for the China market. It features enhanced compatibility with hydroxyl resins, which can bring better transparency, and physical and chemical performance. The product also has cost-effective advantages.

Next: Pioneering a Circular Economy

“With our entrepreneurial vision of becoming fully circular, we aim for operational climate neutrality by 2035 for our own emissions as well as external energy sources. Therefore, in the light of the current business, we are advancing our local innovation and production capability, featuring our new production facilities in Shanghai. The new plant for PUDs is positioned to address the rising demand for more environmentally compatible coatings and adhesives solutions,” said Dr. Thorsten Dreier, Global Head of Coatings and Adhesive at Covestro.

The CQ portfolio is one of Covestro’s best practices in implementing its vision of a circular economy. Launched in May 2022, the “CQ” brand stands for “Circular Intelligence” and aims to make circular solutions in the product portfolio even more visible to customers. Products labelled as such consist of at least 25 percent alternative raw materials.

For more information on the new launches, please visit Covestro’s Digital Showroom.


About Covestro:

Covestro is one of 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 is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of 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).

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