Covestro amps films business with EUR20 mn plant at Dormagen site


Germany-headquartered Covestro is expanding its production capacity for polycarbonate films at the Dormagen site. The company, formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience, is investing roughly EUR20 million in the construction of a new coextrusion plant for high-quality, multilayer flat films, including the associated infrastructure and logistics. The plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2017. The products are used in security cards, automotive interiors, medical devices and displays. 15 new jobs will be created for the operation of the plant.

Daniel Meyer, head of the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties Segment says that the expansion signals the company’s expanding films business as well as its range of tailored products, “which offer added value along the entire value chain”

Nina Schmarander, global head of Specialty Films at Covestro, added that the expansion is a further developmental step for multilayer film structures, such as those used for counterfeit-proof identity cards.

Covestro offers a diverse range of polycarbonate and thermoplastic elastomer films for a wide variety of applications, as well as a range of high-quality specialty films. Development activities in Europe are managed by three competence centres in Dormagen, Leverkusen and Bomlitz, Germany. They are equipped with state-of-the-art production, processing and testing systems.

Specialised on polycarbonate flat films, the centre in Dormagen is home to production, a technical centre for film processing, a showroom and two research laboratories, which have been totally re-equipped. The other two competence centres located in Leverkusen and Bomlitz are dedicated to film coating and thermoplastic elastomer films, respectively.


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