For the third consecutive year, Covestro is participating in the China International Import Expo (CIIE), an annual event dedicated to promoting imports and fostering international cooperation happening in Shanghai.
The German materials manufacturer aims to use this platform to strengthen partnerships with value chain partners and showcase its latest achievements and commitment to circularity.
Under the banner of ‘Becoming Fully Circular and Climate Neutral’, Covestro’s CIIE booth features dedicated areas, including Beyond Mobility, Green Home, Renewable Energy and Fully Circular. Several showcases highlight the pivotal role of sustainable materials in these sectors.
The Fully Circular zone demonstrates advancements in recycling technologies and in the use of alternative raw materials. It is also showcasing a recycled foam created through Covestro’s proprietary chemical recycling process – one that is capable of transforming end-of-life mattress foam directly into its core building blocks.
“In the face of global challenges such as climate change, innovative materials like plastics are needed more than ever to drive progress toward a truly sustainable future,” said Dr Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro.
At the center of Beyond Mobility stands Chinese EV maker HiPhi’s latest luxury SUV – the HiPhi Y. It incorporates Covestro’s advanced and sustainable material solutions in interior and exterior components.
This includes the use of high-optical-performance polycarbonate in lidar lenses, taking advantage of the material’s temperature resistance up to 115°C. The strengthened partnership builds upon a cooperation agreement signed between the two sides at last year’s CIIE.
“China, with its ambitious climate targets, is a leader in dynamic markets like electric vehicles and renewable energy. We are eager to contribute our material expertise to aid the nation’s transition, while driving fresh business momentum,” added Steilemann.