R&D hub of Covestro Group in Japan

Innovation Center

The Innovation Center Japan (ICJ), located in Amagasaki City, Hyogo, serves as Covestro’s hub for its R&D activities in Japan providing innovative solutions for products and applications to the Japanese market.

ICJ started as technical division of Sumika Covestro Urethane in 1971 and ever since serves as the center for R&D activities of Business Units Polyurethanes (PUR) and Coating, Adhesive and Specialties (CAS). Bayer MaterialScience’s (now Covestro Japan) R&D center for Business Unit Polycarbonates (PCS) followed in 2009. Since then, ICJ has played an important role as an integral part of the Covestro R&D global network including Germany, the United States and China as well as other technical sites in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2019, a major renewal of ICJ was completed to further provide innovative solutions and material developments, focusing especially on the automotive and construction segment. With the foundation of its strong business relationships with customers and business partners in Japan, Covestro aims to provide sustainable solutions.

Other Covestro sites in Japan

  • Covestro in Japan

    Tokyo Office

    Operating base of Covestro Japan, Sumika Covestro Urethane and DIC Covestro Polymer to provide customers with a range of solutions through PCS, PUR and CAS products.

  • Covestro in Japan

    Niihama Plant

    Niihama Plant received prestigious safety award from Japan Chemical Industry Association in 2017 for its excellent safety record of more than 20 years without a recordable incident.

  • Covestro in Japan

    Sakai Plant

    DIC Covestro Polymer was established in June 2000 as a joint venture between DIC Corporation and Bayer AG.

  • Covestro in Japan

    Tsukuba Plant

  • Covestro in Japan

    Kanagawa Research & Development Center







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