Covestro is a new company, originating from the former Bayer MaterialScience activities. Since September 1, 2015 Bayer MaterialScience has become legally and economically independent and is operating under the name ‘Covestro’. The company is among the world’s leading manufacturers of polymers and high-performance plastics. Our innovative developments in polycarbonates, polyurethanes, coating, adhesive and specialty raw materials enhance the design and functionality of products in a wide variety of markets.
Covestro is also present in the port of Antwerp and this already since 1961. The company produces polycarbonates (Makrolon®) and precursors for polyurethanes. These high-performance plastics are used in all areas of daily life. Applications of polycarbonate include cd’s, dvd’s, roofing of stations, stadia and greenhouses, car and computer parts, motorcycle helmets and ski goggles,… Polyurethane is known as one of the most efficient insulation materials and is therefore amongst others used in housing insulation and fridges. Covestro employs in Antwerp about 820 people.
Covestro to increase aniline production in Antwerp
Antwerp site part of Covestro’s MDI investment program. Investment of around EUR 300 million. Superior infrastructure and logistics make Antwerp ideal location.
FRX Polymers Inc. announces that it will build its first commercial plant on Bayer’s Antwerp Site.
FRX is the manufacturer and marketer of a new, environmentally friendly family of inherently flame retardant plastics FRX Polymers, Inc. announced today that it has officially signed a long term lease agreement with Bayer Antwerp for 3,000 square meters of land on Bayer’s Antwerp site, allowing FRX to build its first commercial plant on the leased property. FRX expects to break ground during August of 2012 and commission the plant during the 4th quarter 2013.