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10-20-2016

Covestro Doubles Production Capacities for PC at Shanghai Site

To satisfy growing demand for polycarbonates in Asia, Covestro is doubling production capacities for the high-tech plastic from 200,000 to 400,000 metric tons per year at its site in Shanghai, China. Two new world-scale production lines for polycarbonate resins were recently inaugurated there, with state-of-the-art technologies and energy saving processes. This thrusts Covestro into becoming the world’s largest producer of such resins, according to a press release.

At the inauguration of the new Polycarbonates plant in Shanghai (left to right): Yao Weihua, Xu Jianmin and Ma Jing from the local government, Covestro board member for production and technology Dr. Klaus Schaefer, Michelle Jou, Head of the Polycarbonates segment at Covestro and Roland Stegmueller, Head of Covestro’s Caojing site near Shanghai (© Covestro)

At the inauguration of the new Polycarbonates plant in Shanghai (left to right): Yao Weihua, Xu Jianmin and Ma Jing from the local government, Covestro board member for production and technology Dr. Klaus Schaefer, Michelle Jou, Head of the Polycarbonates segment at Covestro and Roland Stegmueller, Head of Covestro’s Caojing site near Shanghai (© Covestro)

During the inauguration celebration, Michelle Jou, Head of the Polycarbonates segment at Covestro, said: “In Asia and especially China, the demand for polycarbonates and solutions based on it is growing in important industries like electronics, healthcare and automotive. By expanding our polycarbonates production capacity in the region, we can adapt and react even better to the changing needs of our customers. And we optimize our service, guaranteeing sustainable supply and relentless innovation.”

Especially lightweight, highly transparent, unbreakable and easy to shape, polycarbonates are used in many areas of modern life – from medical devices to automotive parts to smartphones and LED lighting. Polycarbonate resins can also be combined with other substances to produce blends with an optimally balanced set of properties. With the two new production lines, compounding capacities at the Shanghai site have also nearly doubled, further enhancing Covestro’s ability to meet the increasing customer requirements for diversified and individual solutions. The new production lines are the last cornerstone of a multi-year investment program for the Shanghai site with a volume of more than EUR 3 billion. Earlier this year, another new world-scale plant had been opened there producing up to 50,000 metric tons of HDI per year – a crucial raw material used in coatings and adhesives.

Commitment to China

Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Covestro Management Board member responsible for production and technology, said: “The addition of the new production lines makes Shanghai the largest production center for polycarbonate resins in the world. The successful completion of this project strengthens our global production network and demonstrates Covestro’s continuous commitment to the Chinese market.” At the same time, Covestro underscores its leading position in highly efficient and environmentally compatible technology by recycling process water. It is used to produce chlorine and sodium hydroxide – two chemicals that in turn are needed as raw materials for polycarbonates.

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Covestro Deutschland AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 60
DE 51373 Leverkusen
Tel.: 0214 60092000

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