Moving toward a Circular Economy for Automotive Plastics and Polymer Composites
Lightweighting, electrification, material consolidation and more: Mobility continues to evolve, and Covestro is prepared to drive this evolution.
Reinforcing commitment to circularity
In line with its mission to become #FullyCircular, and as a key supplier of advanced materials to the global automotive sector, Covestro contributed to a new report urging the industry to rethink the ways that vehicles and their components are designed, constructed and used as well as handled at end of life.
The report, developed by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) with input from key industry players like Covestro, lays the groundwork to guide automakers and suppliers in the transition toward a more sustainable future. Serving as a roadmap for circularity in the industry, the report also outlines many ways that materials can make a significant difference in automotive components, including:
Lightweight polyurethane solutions that reduce a vehicle’s overall weight and thus increase its ICE fuel efficiency or EV rangeLightweight polyurethane solutions that reduce a vehicle’s overall weight and thus increase its ICE fuel efficiency or EV range
Innovative mono-material polycarbonate design strategies that create thinner, lighter headlamps and automotive glazingInnovative mono-material polycarbonate design strategies that create thinner, lighter headlamps and automotive glazing
Sustainable coatings that can protect automotive surfaces without harming the environmentSustainable coatings that can protect automotive surfaces without harming the environment
Bio-based raw materials technologies for lightweighting and comfort applicationsBio-based raw materials technologies for lightweighting and comfort applications
“At Covestro, we know that automotive OEMs and suppliers need to implement strategic, whole-value-chain thinking and coordination to make this transition to circularity a reality. The Covestro automotive team was proud to contribute to this report by sharing our unique perspective on the inclusion of circularity and how our advanced material technologies contribute to car designs today and in the future.”