Covestro Begins Commercial Production of Composites
March 13, 2018
Covestro has started the commercial production of a lightweight, high-strength, and continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTP) material, the company says. Covestro has expanded its production capacity and developed the Franconian town of Markt Bibart into a location for high-tech materials. It is located close to universities that conduct intensive research into the further development of composite materials.
“Covestro develops material solutions and technologies for the major challenges facing mankind, such as climate protection, population growth, urbanization and increasing mobility. Composite materials are playing an increasingly important role in this,” said CEO Patrick Thomas. “The driving force behind all these developments is sustainability. We want to benefit society and improve people’s quality of life, but minimize the impact on the environment. We have also developed a polyurethane resin that, in combination with reinforcing glass fibers and a special manufacturing process, enables the cost-efficient production of rotor blades for wind turbines. In this way, we promote the further expansion of renewable energies.”