Covestro expands its TPU film production capacity in Germany
Covestro is expanding the production capacity of its Platilon® family of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films, as well as the associated infrastructure and logistics. To this end, the company is investing less than 50 million euros in its German Center of Excellence for the above-mentioned films in Bomlitz, Lower Saxony, Germany. Epurex Films is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covestro. The center is mainly responsible for the application development and production of semi-finished products.China polyurethane supplier
The new capacity is designed to meet the growing global demand for multilayer TPU films. They are used in automotive interiors and construction, among other applications. Breathable, impermeable specialty films have also proven their worth in wound care and outdoor apparel. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023 at the earliest. China PU foam factory
Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Chief Technology Officer of Covestro, said at the groundbreaking ceremony: "With this capacity expansion, we are strengthening the Bomlitz site and our position as a leading supplier of technical specialty films. technology and applications, and create new jobs.”China pu raw material manufacturer
For Aleta Richards, global head of Covestro's Specialty Films division, the expansion presents an opportunity to better respond to individual customer needs and to offer more sustainable products. “We have also been developing customer-specific solutions, films made from alternative raw materials, for some time now, as we also see growing demand in this area. As a result, the development and production of some bio-based products will become A new focus at the Bomlitz site."
Covestro is fully geared towards the circular economy and aims to be climate neutral by 2035. To this end, the Bomlitz plant plans to switch its energy supply completely to green electricity starting this year.
Epurex Films is one of three Covestro development centers for specialty films in Germany. Two other centers in Leverkusen and Dormagen focus on the research, production and application of polycarbonate films.