Tag Archives: Covestro

CO2-Based Plastics Production Will Begin Soon

Bayer MaterialScience, which will become Covestro Sept. 1, will begin production of plastics from waste carbon dioxide at the beginning of 2016. A new line with a capacity [..]

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Covestro Will Focus on Composites at Fakuma

Covestro will make its public debut at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 13 to 17, and current strong stock market conditions for plastics point [..]

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It’s Just A Publicity Stunt, But Si2 Sure Is Cool

It doesn’t have quite the drama of Lucky Lindy’s solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927, but yesterday evening’s takeoff of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) from Abu Dhabi, [..]

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Ford Replaces Glass Lens In F-150 With Molded PC LED

A Quebec-based Tier III manufacturer is combining molding and moldmaking knowhow to make complex lenses for headlamp and other automotive applications that reduce costs and improve lighting quality. [..]

Automotive, Design, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polycarbonate, Three-Shot , , , ,

Bayer’s Plastics Spinoff Is Great News For A Great Brand

It’s good news that Bayer has announced the spinoff of its plastics business, BayerMaterialScience, within the next two years. Like GE, Monsanto, and other major companies, Bayer lost [..]

Europe, North America, Polycarbonate ,

What’s Hot In China?

The big auto shows used to be in Detroit and Frankfurt. It may be that the hot show now is in Beijing, at the seat of the fastest-growing [..]

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After Nanotube Fumble, Bayer Loses Its Stomach for Plastics

Bayer has been one of the legacy players in plastics technology, but its interest has been waning. The future of plastics as part of the future of Bayer [..]

Automotive, Europe, Management, Polycarbonate, Polyurethane foam ,

Solar Impulse 2: A Collaboration of Idealism and Technology

The newest version of the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse features a wingspan of 236 feet, a weight of 2.3 tons (similar to a Jeep), and horsepower in the [..]

Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Green, Polyamides, Polyurethane foam , , , ,

Projects Use Waste Carbon Dioxide to Make Plastics

The hot new material to make plastics is…waste carbon dioxide. USA Today highlighted the idea in an article published Dec. 30 headlined “Plastic made from pollution hits U.S. [..]

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What’s Coming in Auto Design?

A few end-of-the-year thoughts from experts at Bayer MaterialScience on major trends in automotive design for 2014: Touchscreens will become more prevalent in instrument panels.  One sign of [..]

Injection Molding