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Explore our broad range of high-performance polycarbonate films, polycarbonate blend films and TPU films – with properties tailored to meet your specific needs.
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Roof Sensor Module

Roof Sensor module for seamless sensor integration for self-driving cars

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TPU films in sports design

Explore how Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films enhance your sports equipment durability while keeping it light and agile.

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Holograms on mobile phone cases

Hangyohologram used Bayfol® HX105 photopolymer film to integrate durable, high-quality 3D holograms in smartphone back covers and protection cases.

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Next-gen black panel displays

With sophisticated films, we offer our customers advanced light management applications for next-gen instrument clusters.

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Case study

Roof Sensor Module

Roof Sensor module for seamless sensor integration for self-driving cars

Read more
Story

TPU films in sports design

Explore how Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films enhance your sports equipment durability while keeping it light and agile.

Read more
Case study

Holograms on mobile phone cases

Hangyohologram used Bayfol® HX105 photopolymer film to integrate durable, high-quality 3D holograms in smartphone back covers and protection cases.

Read more
Case study

Next-gen black panel displays

With sophisticated films, we offer our customers advanced light management applications for next-gen instrument clusters.

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Makrofol ® polycarbonate (PC) films offer cold or hot forming options and excellent print quality. They are available in transparent, translucent, opaque or colored options with different finishes and thicknesses and can be customized to meet your needs. The areas of application range from automotive interiors and exteriors to appliances, electronic devices and displays to light management or ID document applications and many more.

Platilon ® and Dureflex ® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films are known for their exceptional mechanical, chemical and thermal properties. The versatility of TPU films makes them suitable for various medical applications such as surgery or wound care, for textiles, sportswear and footwear or for construction and industrial applications.

Bayfol ® thermoplastic films complement polycarbonate films and offer tailor-made properties for specific applications. Bayfol® HX specialty films contain photopolymers for industrial holography applications.

Automotive / Mobility

  • Case study

    Roof Sensor Module

    Roof Sensor module for seamless sensor integration for self-driving cars

  • Case study

    Next-gen black panel displays

    With sophisticated films, we offer our customers advanced light management applications for next-gen instrument clusters.

  • Story

    TPU Films Selector Tool 

    Streamlined product selection: A web-based TPU films selector tool utilizing questionnaire and filters to match user needs

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    Heated LiDAR cover lens

    With CNT expert Canatu, we developed a heated cover lens for LiDAR ranging sensors using Makrofol® film and Makrolon® resin. 

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    New EV wallbox design demonstrator

    Having an electric vehicle means charging it regularly. Discover Covestro’s more sustainable new wallbox charger design.

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    A look at our latest prototype grille panel assembly

    Our new grille panel assembly is where functional electronics meet seamless aesthetics and surfaces

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    Future-forward frontend gives designers multiple options

    Covestro works with auto designers who want to unleash their creativity with proven materials, technologies and expertise

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    Concept car sunroof shade

    We worked with Loomia on a demo car sunroof roll-up shade with lighting and heating and a Platilon® TPU film bonding layer.

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    Digital speedometers

    Makrofol® LM films unite an anti-glare surface with black panel technology and vivid display lighting that appears only when activated.

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    TPU film for efficient textile bonding

    Our hot melt adhesives efficiently bond textiles and other materials for a diverse range of industry applications.

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    Makrolon® and Makrofol® show off smart surfaces

    As 3D interactive surfaces enter the mainstream, designers are looking for sophisticated shapes and rapid, inexpensive customization, as well as to make sure their creations are part of the circular economy.

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    Controlling automotive interior lighting with roll-up shades

    Using Covestro TPU films in automotive sunroof and moonroof applications allows for greater ease in lighting adjustment

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    Smart automotive touch screens

    Polycarbonates offer new design freedom for large, multi-touch screens that redefine the driving experience

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    Smart surfaces in cars

    Makrofol® film and Makrolon® Ai resin allow electronics to be integrated into thin, strong 3D shaped plastic surfaces.

Construction / Energy

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    TPU Films Selector Tool 

    Streamlined product selection: A web-based TPU films selector tool utilizing questionnaire and filters to match user needs

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    TPU films for CIPP lining

    Dureflex® and Platilon® TPU films are a tough, stretchable, low-friction solution for chemical-resistant CIPP linings.

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    Illuminating Ideas

    Makrofol® polycarbonate films for innovative lighting solutions

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    TPU roofing membrane offer excellent weather resistance and durability to protect building interiors

    Desmopan® and Platilon® TPU for roofing membranes protect interiors by offering mechanical resistance and high MVTR performance.

Electronics / Appliances

  • Case study

    Holograms on mobile phone cases

    Hangyohologram used Bayfol® HX105 photopolymer film to integrate durable, high-quality 3D holograms in smartphone back covers and protection cases.

  • Story

    TPU Films Selector Tool 

    Streamlined product selection: A web-based TPU films selector tool utilizing questionnaire and filters to match user needs

  • Case study

    New EV wallbox design demonstrator

    Having an electric vehicle means charging it regularly. Discover Covestro’s more sustainable new wallbox charger design.

  • Case study

    Makrofol® Film for IME

    Makrofol® SR906 7-2 Film enabled DuraTech to bring IME technology to the Watlow PM Plus™ industrial temperature controller. 

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    Makrofol® TF: Ultrathin polycarbonate films I Covestro

    Our new extrusion process enables polycarbonate films as thin as 15μm for use in membranes for filtration and electronics. Learn more!

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    LiDAR-transparent films

    Makrofol® ST polycarbonate film offers a robust, LiDAR-transparent solution for vacuum robots and other smart home devices.

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    EE demonstrator covers showcase IME integration in IoT applications | Covestro

    Swappable EE demonstrator covers show how embedded in-mold electronics make devices smaller and more intuitive for users

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    Holography gains traction for future automotive applications

    Holography is poised to reshape the automotive industry, adding a new dimension to exterior lights and AR head-up displays.

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    360° holographic display

    Together with Sony, we developed a 360 degree holographic display that showcases high-tech solutions for AR

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    Experiencing reality through a new lens

    Manufacturers can turn to our lightweight Bayfol® HX holographic films to create holographic optical elements for AR glasses.

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    Night light demonstrator

    Covestro materials enable a new ultra-slim & seamless functional design.

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    Reaching for the stars

    INAF, in need of a light-guiding material for its specialized telescopes, found films offering out-of-this world performance.

Textiles, Footwear /Sports

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    TPU films in sports design

    Explore how Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films enhance your sports equipment durability while keeping it light and agile.

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    Partly bio-based hot melt film

    Partly bio-based Platilon® H2 CQ EC hot melt adhesive film matches standard grades in processability and heat resistance. 

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    TPU Films Selector Tool 

    Streamlined product selection: A web-based TPU films selector tool utilizing questionnaire and filters to match user needs

  • Story

    TPU film for efficient textile bonding

    Our hot melt adhesives efficiently bond textiles and other materials for a diverse range of industry applications.

  • Story

    Platilon® and Dureflex® skin-friendly films for sportswear & outdoor gear

    A range of our TPU films is certified as OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, ensuring skin-friendly sports apparel and outdoor gear.

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    Makrofol® TF: Ultrathin polycarbonate films I Covestro

    Our new extrusion process enables polycarbonate films as thin as 15μm for use in membranes for filtration and electronics. Learn more!

Healthcare

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    Wound care

    Explore top-grade medical adhesives, foams and TPU films for wound dressings – perfect for advanced wound management. Discover more today! 

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    TPU Films Selector Tool 

    Streamlined product selection: A web-based TPU films selector tool utilizing questionnaire and filters to match user needs

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    Surgical

    Specialized medical-grade polycarbonates, blends, and specialty films for critical devices and equipment used during surgical procedures.

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    Polypropylene liner for TPU films

    A polypropylene liner enables thin Platilon® medical grade TPU films to be trimmed and applied precisely and easily.

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    Wearable smart patches

    Baymedix® and Platilon® from Covestro support the in making wearable medical sensors more comfortable.

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    Platilon® XM, the TPU film with an extra matte surface

    Platilon® XM is a blown TPU film with an extra matte surface designed for low friction and low reflection

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    Design meets function with healthcare patch prototypes made with Covestro materials

    Covestro materials help meet patients’ requirements for lightweight, flexible and fashionable patches

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    Makrofol® TF: Ultrathin polycarbonate films I Covestro

    Our new extrusion process enables polycarbonate films as thin as 15μm for use in membranes for filtration and electronics. Learn more!

ID documents / Security

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    ID Documents Security

    Customizable polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane films enabel multiple security features in ID cards, passports, driver licenses and security documents .

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    Rethinking the passport with innovative specialty films

    In the passport arena, Covestro offers differentiated passport solutions leveraging its Makrofol® ID polycarbonate and Platilon® ID thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films portfolio for the passport data page, hinge and booklet cover applications

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    Innovative technologies enabling secure identity documents

    The latest technologies by Covestro enable both optimal security and efficient production of ID documents

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    Advantages of Makrofol® ID polycarbonate films for identification documents

    Identification documents require special substrate materials to help prevent counterfeiting; which is why more government agencies are turning to the advanced features of Makrofol®ID polycarbonate films for the manufacturing of ID documents.

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    Bayfol® HX film enables bright, resilient security holograms

    Bayfol® HX film enables vivid security holograms that make verification easier and counterfeiting more difficult.

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    Laser protection for pilots and law enforcement personnel

    Bayfol® HX film enabled Meta Materials Inc., a smart materials company, to create the world's most advanced laser protection eyewear for pilots and law enforcement personnel called metaAIR®

Circular economy

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    Partly bio-based hot melt film

    Partly bio-based Platilon® H2 CQ EC hot melt adhesive film matches standard grades in processability and heat resistance. 

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    More sustainable films for circularity

    Our films portfolio with partly bio-based, recycled, and ISCC PLUS-certified mass balanced materials contribute to circular economy.

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