Covestro LLC

An extensive line of polyurethane raw materials and systems for use in RIM, RRIM, SRIM, LFI, RTM, VARTM and pultrusion processes for producing composite parts. Technical and design services also available.

1 Covestro Cir.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9723 US

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Covestro to provide materials to “Sonnenwagen Aachen” team for solar race
The material manufacturer supports the development of a solar-powered electric car with material donations, technical service and as a gold sponsor.

Covestro receives DNV GL certification for its polyurethane resin in China
The application of PU resin in the wind energy industry opens up a new realm of possibilities for this resin.

Polyurethane’s processing speed, properties enable bigger blades
Decade-long development effort reaches key wind energy cost-reduction milestone using epoxy-besting infusion resin.

Cored glass/PU speakers, tabletops impress
Sandwich panels provide music, sound masking sans weight.

Covestro is working on housing for refugees in Germany
The model house in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany is made of self-supporting prefabricated elements with Covestro’s polyurethane core.

Cooperating on new-generation ground transport
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan shares his observations about the mixture of excitement and anxiety about the future of composite in the auto industry on display at the recent Thermoplastics Composites Conference for Automotive (TCCA), held in the Detroit suburb of Novi, MI, US.

Covestro kicking the tires on polycarbonate composites for automotive
Although development work has only just begun, the company's Makrolon polycarbonate, in a carbon fiber-reinforced composite, is proving highly impact resistant and offers a Class A surface.

Covestro helps produce Asia’s first rotor blade made from polyurethane
The 37.5m-long rotor blade was fabricated with a special polyurethane infusion resin from Covestro and glass fiber mats from Chongqing Polycomp International.

Ushering in a new era for windows … and more
Superlative stiffness and thermal efficiency could make this highly glass-filled pultruded polyurethane insert a construction industry go-to material of choice.

Covestro receives DNV GL certification for polyurethane infusion resin
This resin is designed for the manufacturing of wind turbine rotor blades.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

What do PU/carbon spars and the Valencia lighthouse have in common?
Saertex reinforcements, infusion, speed of fabrication and long life.

Form + function = Classy chassis
Sandwich-composite chassis components double as structural and styling elements, reducing cost of ownership.

Solar Impulse 2: Pulse on the future
Not yet through their ‘round the world flight, this superlight solar plane’s airframe-proven materials are already destined for higher callings.

The markets: Construction (2016)
In 2009, the International Building Code’s new Subsection 12 approved the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites as alternatives for conventional materials used in commercial building envelopes. In 2015, composites advocates saw convincing evidence that those alternatives could be realized in practical, cost-effective applications.

Thermoplastic honeycomb cores: Tough insulated sandwiches
Foam-filled nylon/polyester fabric yields sandwich panel cores with excellent mechanicals, durability, thermal insulation.

Solar Impulse secures funding to continue flight journey
Solar Impulse is attempting a historic first of flying around the world only on solar energy.

Green resins: Closer to maturity
As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.

CAMX 2015: Automotive, military innovations and on-floor demos
ACMA’s and SAMPE’s second combined event featured plenty of new products and thought-provoking conference sessions for the composites industry.

Bayer MaterialScience officially becomes Covestro
Covestro will remain a subsidiary of Bayer AG, but is now legally and economically independent; Bayer hopes to float Covestro stock by mid-2016.

Product Categories of Covestro LLC

CAD/CAM/CAE design
Foam core, polyurethane
Materials analysis
Other casting resins
Polycarbonate
Polyurethane
Product design
Urethane