Sustainable production in Spain

Although Covestro has a long and successful history of production in Spain, the company is also well prepared for the future. It currently produces innovative and sustainable material solutions at four sites.

The Tarragona site produces MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and hydrochloric acid. It also has a rail hub to import hydrochloric acid for the Iberian market. The new chlorine and caustic soda plant is the first industrial plant based on Oxygen Depolarized Cathode technology (ODC), which requires 25% less energy. The chlorine is solely intended for internal use, while the caustic soda is destined for the Iberian and European markets.

Promoting climate-friendly technologies and products

The Barcelona-Zona Franca site produces more than 80 products grouped into eight families: waterborne acrylics, primary and secondary process, acetone light water urethanes, polyester in solvent, blocked aliphatic crosslinkers, prepolymers, solvent-borne textiles, and distilled prepolymers.

Automotive, furniture, construction and packaging are some of the sectors benefiting from materials made at this Barcelona site.

On its journey to more sustainable production, the Barcelona site has been replacing the production of acrylic dispersions with water-based polyurethane dispersions in recent years. It has also commissioned a new high-vacuum distillation plant.

The Parets del Vallès site manufactures more than 70 products grouped into four families: emulsions, water urethane, solvent urethane, and urethane acrylic. The Parets del Vallès site has also reduced its energy consumption by 20% from 1.25 GJ to 0.976 GJ per metric ton.

The Parets site’s products have numerous uses in sectors as diverse as decoration, flooring, wood for furniture, kitchens, offices, hospitals, automotive, electronics and marine. They can also be used in print and packaging, e.g. for flexible packaging, overprint varnishes, paper and board inks, digital inks, label coatings, and adhesives.

The Santa Margarida I els Monjos site specializes in the production of more than 90 polyester powder products intended for sectors such as architecture, heavy machinery, automotive, furniture, and electronics.

Covestro in Spain

Find out more about Covestro’s activities in Spain.

  • Safety

    Safety can only be guaranteed if it is considered holistically. Covestro is continuously working to improve and ensure safe processes for people, production, and the environment.

  • Donation & sponsoring

    Covestro is aware of its social responsibility and recognizes the importance of contributing to society to the fullest extent possible.

  • Sustainability

    Covestro aims to be fully circular in the long term. A first step will be to ensure all operations are climate-neutral in terms of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035.

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