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Covestro starts new polyurethane elastomers plant at integrated site in Shanghai

Source:Adsale Plastics Network 2023-08-10

Covestro has started production in its new plant for polyurethane elastomers systems at its integrated site in Shanghai, China. The plant shall help meet the rising demand from applications such as renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region.


The polyurethane elastomers systems produced in the site are suitable for a variety of end products. For instance, the protection of subsea cables is a core application area in offshore windpower, the material is also used in the manufacturing of photovoltaic panels and screening medias in the mining industry.

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The new plant of Covestro for polyurethane elastomer systems at the integrated site in Shanghai.


“We provide materials that help to facilitate a more climate-neutral and circular world. The products to be manufactured at our new plant in Shanghai are an excellent illustration of this, as they will assist our customers in meeting the increasing demand for renewable energy solutions,” says Sucheta Govil, Chief Commercial Officer at Covestro.


The plant investment is in the double-digit million Euro range, and it is the latest addition to the ISCC PLUS certified Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai (CISS).  

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The start-up ceremony of the new plant in Shanghai.


“We want to support the growth of our customers and partake in the growth of key industries. As we expect the Elastomers market to grow above China’s gross domestic product, we want to enable our customers to capture it,” says Dr. Thomas Braig, Head of the Business Entity Elastomers.


Holly Lei, President of Covestro in China, says, “The products we produce in CISS and this addition of polyurethane elastomers systems position us to make meaningful contributions to sustainability efforts in China and in the entire region, for example in the area of renewable energy generation.”


To make more sustainable products easier to distinguish, Covestro introduced the suffix “CQ”. CQ stands for “Circular Intelligence” and identifies products containing a minimum of 25 percent alternative raw materials.


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