Materials in motion

Covestro materials drive new mobility at CoMotion LA

Pittsburgh, November 14, 2019 — Society and mobility are evolving, creating significant changes in how we move and the cities where we live. The road to new mobility and sustainable cities is paved with autonomous vehicles, electrification and connectivity. This innovation wave will transform our communities and how we travel from point A to point B.

From lightweight and durable polycarbonates for electric vehicle battery packaging to innovative technologies for 5G connectivity, Covestro is focused on enabling emerging mobility trends through its materials. At CoMotion LA, November 14-15 in Los Angeles, the company will showcase the latest material innovations for future cities and future mobility.

For example, Covestro developed a 3D curved display concept that utilizes Makrolon® Ai 2417 polycarbonate for high optical purity and Makrofol® HF film. The company will also highlight the advantages of polycarbonate for automotive lighting with a demonstrator that showcases multiple forward-lighting components and supportive technologies.

At the Covestro booth, attendees are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a ride to the year 2030 via the Covestro Future of Mobility Virtual Reality experience. This immersive experience takes passengers on a journey through two autonomous vehicles, highlighting the critical role that materials will play in designing future vehicle interiors. Additionally, Covestro experts will participate in the following panel and workshop.

Walking, cycling and electric vehicles are creating a shift away from fossil fuels and their pollution. On November 14, David Hartmann, senior VP at Covestro, will discuss how to prioritize, promote and support these means of transportation during the How Green is my Transport? Panel from 12-1 p.m. He will share the biggest gains that need to be made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and how companies can make them equitable.

When a vehicle has reached the end of its life, what comes next? This will be the focus of the Designing for Sustainability and Life Cycle Management Workshop hosted by Covestro on November 15. From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the company will discuss a variety of topics around mobility life cycle management in both shared and private ownership models.

Learn more about Covestro at CoMotion LA here: www.lp.covestro.com/comotion.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,800 people at the end of 2018.

Find more information at www.covestro.us or or www.solutions.covestro.com/en/materials/plastics.

Covestro Contact:

John Skabardonis, Phone: +1 412 413 5444
John.Skabardonis@covestro.com

Makrolon® and Makrofol® are registered trademarks of Covestro Group.

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