Covestro Port of Antwerp

Full ECSPP member since 1 January 2006

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.