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The shift towards a Circular Economy will lead to a major transformation in the Chemical Industry. In 2020 Covestro has launched its new vision “We will be fully circular”. In this keynote speech we will set the scene, address challenges, and discuss potential solutions for the coatings and adhesives industry on its way towards circularity.
HB Fuller & Covestro
H.B. Fuller and Covestro partnered to deliver an adhesive with reduced climate impact for woodworking, composites, textiles and automotive industries. This involved using renewable raw materials at the beginning of the value chain and processing these with fossil ingredients in the same production units, working with reliable ISCC-Plus-certified suppliers. Learn more in our talk!
Construction & infrastructure
Decorative: House of resins e-summit insights 2 innovations
For paint manufacturers, innovation and product improvement are essential drivers of sustainable growth. Market insights are critical to developing the right solution. That’s why we leverage big data, search behavior, and a wide variety of interviews with painters, consumers, architects, and contractors. In this way, we help you sharpen your strategic innovation and shape new marketing concepts.
New revolution in powder coatings
The combination of high outdoor performance and high flexibility for powder coatings has previously been difficult to achieve, and often presents difficulties handling materials during production. With. our new powder coating system based on Uralac Premium P 8000 and P 9000, plus Uralac Premium P 8000 amorphous resin, we help solve these challenges.
Fossil-based oil in paint is damaging our planet through its substantial and unnecessary carbon footprint. Even water-based paints still contain high levels of oil. So it’s time to listen to Nature and do what’s right for our planet and communities. We’re determined to make paints more sustainable and healthier with Decovery® plant-based resins. These resins contain up to 52% plant products.
Reusable wearable smart patches
Together with accensors, we developed a new design for wearable skin patches. Adhesives and foams made from Baymedix® and Platilon® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films as well as flexible electronics and printed sensors contributed to making this new design meet trends regarding miniaturization, skin-friendliness of materials and reduced waste with greater patch functionality.
Sustainability in wood coatings
During this panel discussion with industry experts we’re going to explore the impact of sustainability on the furniture coatings industry. We’ll discuss the (technical) key challenges to developing sustainable (for example bio-based) solutions and how we expect the market to develop. The panelists will also be sharing how their company’s approach to sustainability looks like.
Desmomelt® U digital applications
Desmomelt® U is a new class of aliphatic, non-yellowing polyurethane (PU) adhesive raw materials combining the high molecular weight and bond strength of solvent- or waterborne PU adhesives in a 100 % solid form. Supplied as a powder, it can be processed into filament or foil for digital, automated adhesive application as a hotmelt. Learn more about properties, processability and applications.
Covestro's DirectCoating solution offers a range of seamless interior trim surfaces for smart functions, using cost-effective polyurethane reaction injection molding (RIM) technology and INSQIN® technology in combination with Dispercoll® U adhesives. This enables future interior needs regarding optical properties, coating adhesion, deep coloring effects and genuine materials.
Dockit®: new refinish clearcoat capsule
With Dockit® you can prepare 2K clearcoats for automotive refinishing in seconds. The novel packaging solution contains clearcoat and hardener in the perfect mix ratio. At the press of a button, the clearcoat is ready for use and can be applied as usual using a spray gun. Time to shine!
More sustainable auto coatings
With LCS Life Cycle Simulation GmbH, we’ll show you how to improve efficiency and reduce the CO2 footprint in automotive manufacturing. With their Life Cycle Assessment tool, assess the impact of potential sustainability measures, and discover Covestro’s economically viable solutions to minimize your environmental footprint throughout the value cycle while helping protect natural resources.
Sustainable packaging portfolio
With the acquisition of DSM’s Resins and Functional Materials business, we’re expanding our portfolio for adhesives, preparation coatings, inks and topcoat resins with relevant chemistries for all packaging substrates. The result? A broader technology and capability base plus solutions for improved recycling! Get our portfolio overview in this insight talk.
Diisocyanate Use Restriction
The European chemical legislation is crucial for safe handling of products by employees in the chemical industry and downstream sectors. Providing products comprising a monomeric diisocyanate content of less than 0.1% supports the safe use of polyisocyanates. We'll share the current status of the European Diisocynaate Restriction and how Desmodur® ultra hardeners contribute to workplace safety.
Digital sales platforms
Digital commerce in for B2B is developing fast. Learn about our insights from both sellers and buyers in the chemical industry and how we are translating these insights into a mix of digital sales platforms to meet our customers’ needs the best way possible, including with the Covestro Direct Store: an exclusive platform for our customers, as well as open market places where Covestro is present.
Construction & infrastructure
Painting and coating operations often suffer low productivity with time-consuming and labor-intensive processes and long down times. Pasquick® technology boosts productivity with fast curing, increasing productivity and reducing overall costs. Moreover, Pasquick® has low to near zero VOC and is easy to apply by professional applicators. Learn more about our technology and selected case studies.
Decorative resin solutions
Our carefully engineered, innovative resins boost coating performance. Our decorative portfolio draws together the widest range of waterborne acrylics, hybrids, tribrids, alkyds, urethanes, and plant-based solutions to support multiple applications and substrates. From interior or exterior wall paint, lacquers or primers, sustainability, durability or adhesion, we’ve got you covered.
Sustainability in coil coating
Sustainability and circularity are gaining importance across end industries utilizing pre-coated metal sheets. Our expert panel from the coil coatings industry will discuss mid- to long-term sustainability outlooks, the effect of CO2 tax, alternative raw materials and recycling and more. Join to hear these perspectives and clarify your questions!
Life cycle assessment study on wood coatings
Do water-based coatings really have a lower lifecycle carbon footprint? Are they more sustainable than solvent-based coatings? We tested two coating types against each other in a joint lifecycle assessment (LCA) study with furniture coatings manufacturer Hesse Lignal - join our insight talk to see the results.
Benefits of digital printing include: no overspray, automation and the possibility to customize properties on a dot-per-dot scale. Reasons why digital application of coatings is still in the development phase are related to the different material demands of readily available digital applicators e.g. piezo Inkjet and Valvejet. Discover our latest developments in automotive and textile applications.
Barrier coating resins
Barrier resins offer a recyclable alternative to LDPE coatings. Our multi-functional resins are easy to formulate and are resistant to water (WVTR & COBB*), grease, oil and moisture. They are also easy to re-pulp, with almost all the fiber being recovered.
We offer a fast and easy transition from PE laminated stock, without loss in performance, that can be used on existing machinery.
Skins® by Covestro
Meet our Skins® portfolio of powerful overprint varnish resins that add great finishes and tactile effects to multiple food and non-food packaging types. Discover the importance of human touch and how it influences how we appreciate the world around us, the technology and science behind haptic resins, and our Haptic Sensory Panel which has measured hundreds of different tactile DNAs.
EU Green Deal
The EU Green Deal aims to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050, as well as including a zero pollution strategy. Sjoerd Dijkstra, member of the High Level Roundtable for the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability, will share his perspective on the impact of these policies and legislation for the coatings industry, including challenges and opportunities for industry frontrunners.
Construction & infrastructure
Pasquick® for construction
Pasquick® stands for a coatings technology that offers opportunities to increase productivity thanks to its fast cure characteristics. Additionally, good long-term performance and low to near zero VOC is required for coatings in construction applications. Furthermore improved work place hygiene is very important in manual application processes.
Creating high-performance paints is a complex process: choosing the right ingredients, identifying the right techniques, and running the proper tests all require real craftsmanship. We continuously invest in the technical expertise needed to develop these solutions. Our team of technical minds is always here to support your innovation journey.
Desmodur® eco BL
More stringent CO2 emissions reductions targets influence the selection and characteristics of materials like pre-coated metal sheets. Discover Desmodur® eco BL 7175, our new partly bio-based thermally activated polyurethane hardener, used as a reaction partner within 1K PU stoving systems. Learn how it increases performance and sustainability for coil coatings and other related applications.
Powder coatings for heat sensitive substrates
Since the first powder coatings in the 1960s, powder coatings proved to be a lasting technology for metal substrates. Today more and more innovations in powder coatings focus on non-metal, heat sensitive substrates.
Covestro proved room for development is there with innovative solutions, and optimized binder systems and application techniques.
Discover trends and solutions in wind energy! The focus will be on coating solutions that help to protect towers as well as blades in wind turbines. These solutions provide the opportunity to reduce the overall cost of wind energy. Examples will be given for increasing productivity during the production of wind devices, expanding the service life of wind blades and reducing maintenance efforts.
Bio-based wood coatings
Reducing the environmental impact of wood coatings is more urgent than ever thanks to the EU Green Deal. This means a shift from solvent-borne to water-borne technologies. With partially bio-based raw materials, we’re taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. Discover products from resins to polyisocyanates to help you develop more sustainable solutions for a range of needs and applications.
This presentation will explain how to redesign products for circularity based on our three product design principles. We explain why we use polyester and how this material enables both product-to-product recycling and high-quality products that are safer and healthier for people and planet. Plus, see how the Niaga® tag with product passports for material transparency works.
For automotive refinish body shops, increased efficiency must be balanced with lower CO2 footprints and excellent performance. Discover our range of hardeners for state-of the art and future refinish paints, plus examples of how characteristics like curing speed are optimized by skillful selection of a hardener or hardener combinations which affect other paint properties.
Enabling circularity: Mono materials
Recyclable packaging is crucial in a Circular Economy, but flexible barrier packaging presents expensive and impractical challenges. This requires transitioning to mono-materials constructed from similar/identical polymer grades that can be recycled as a singular substance. Our portfolio of coating resins solutions enable mono-material packaging that helps recycling and keeps high performance.
Our comprehensive digital printing resin portfolio includes solutions for waterborne and energy-cured systems, with key performance properties from reliable printing to strong substrate adhesion and good physical resistance to blocking and abrasion. Discover our portfolio and proven performance across relevant substrates.
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