Driving automotive innovation

Take a seat in your vehicle. Did you know that polyurethanes are all around you? Polyurethane foam has been used in automotive applications for decades, from bumper to bumper and from floor to roof. Offering peak performance at a light weight, polyurethanes made from Covestro materials provide a world of possibilities the vehicles of today and tomorrow.

Did you know that polyurethane contributes to the following applications in many vehicles today?

  • Lightweight loadfloor (Baypreg®)
  • Stable and sound absorbing headliner (Baynat®)
  • Durable and soft steering wheel (Bayflex® 20/30)
  • Soft-touch instrument panels and interior trim (Bayfill®)
  • Supportive and safe car seating and headrests (Hyperlite® and Bayfit®)


At Covestro, we collaborate with the automotive industry to address the challenges facing the vehicles of today and tomorrow, such as acoustics and lightweighting. Silence is golden, and as electric vehicles grow in popularity, there is a greater need for the reduction of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). From the hood liner to the floor of your car, our acoustically tuned polyurethane foam solutions can help enable a quieter ride.

See how our lightweight polyurethane solutions can drop decibels from automotive interiors:

Polyurethane also plays an important role in keeping vehicles light – maximizing efficiency and improving overall performance. In the instrument panel, it can replace other soft touch materials to provide a lighter assembly with the same or improved haptics. Load floors can benefit from our stiff and strong, yet light, polyurethane composite. When used in seating, polyurethane raw materials create lighter weight seat assemblies while delivering the same performance and properties of current foams. Additionally, our raw materials for semi-rigid foam can replace shoddy pad or fiberglass in hood liners for lightweight sound absorption.

Automotive innovation