Investing in innovation
Covestro pushes the limits of cast polyurethane elastomers
With an established international innovation network and a broad range of formulations, Covestro is fully committed to the cast polyurethane industry. We are focused on innovation, which is supported by our historic application knowledge and practical expertise.
We invented polyurethane, and innovation remains a core part of Covestro’s genetic makeup. We constantly work to develop the next generation of products, pushing today’s limits to further improve performance.
Each year Covestro invests approximately €300 million in research and development to help fuel innovation. In 2014, our employees submitted 146 patent applications.
Roughly 900 employees work in innovation centers around the world, giving us significant onsite expertise in each specialty to guarantee high-quality products and reliable service. With our highly trained teams we are able to allocate resources to propose very technical, innovative solutions.
Covestro’s investment policy also supports continuous improvement within the area of health, safety, environmental and quality management. We respect environmental regulations and strive to improve hygiene and safety while providing customers with the quality they expect.