Covestro Deutschland AG

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  • Building K 12
  • 51368 Leverkusen
  • Germany

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About Covestro:

With 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. 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, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and as of the end of the first quarter 2016 employed approximately 15,700 people (full-time equivalents).

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About Textile Coatings

Comprehensive portfolio for PU synthetics and coated fabrics

Covestro offers a comprehensive portfolio of polyurethane binders for textile coating (Impranil® , Imprafix® and Impraperm®) including high solids and waterborne polyurethanes. The waterborne coatings help lower impact on society and environment by enabling a more efficient textile manufacturing process and reducing or eliminating the need for solvents.

Global team of experts

With an exclusive focus on textile coatings, our global team of experts possesses strong product, application and industry knowledge, high creativity and an unparalleled willingness to serve.

Global supply chain, global R&D setup

Covestro operates world-class coatings resin production facilities in Germany and China that serve coated textile and PU synthetics manufacturers in key markets. Further, we have R&D centers that are equipped with pilot textile coating line facilities that successfully replicate customer production processes. This enables us to:


  • Deliver tailor-made solutions for formulation and machine settings

  • Speed up your industrial scale-up process

  • Reduce your downtime and lost productivity


Partnerships that count

We offer a voluntary scheme for manufacturers fulfilling certain criteria of sustainable manufacturing practices to become INSQIN® Partners and help contribute to the upgrading of the sustainability of the supply chain.


Enabling a new era of material sustainability in PU-coated fabrics

INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology invented by Covestro enables an entirely new level of material sustainability for PU-coated fabrics used by the apparel and footwear industry. By enabling solvent-free material manufacturing processes, INSQIN® brings significant improvements to worker safety, eliminates risks of environmental pollution and drastically reduces the consumption of water and energy.

PU brings functionality and effect to a wide range of coated, finished or printed textile materials that are used in fashion, sports and outdoorwear. Examples of PU fabrics are the synthetic materials used widely by the fashion industry for shoes, garments and accessories, by the sportswear industry for footwear and balls, and by the outdoor industry for waterproof and breathable garments. Color, design, durability, breathability, waterproofness and pleasant handfeel are just some of the functionalities that INSQIN® brings.

Indeed INSQIN® can enable new possibilities in design, comfort, performance and even the manufacturing of textile-based articles, thus helping customers address not only sustainability commitments but product and manufacturing innovation goals too.

INSQIN® also represents innovation in approach. Covestro offers a unique set of services to accelerate the introduction of new products and promote sustainable practices and transparency in the supply chain. They work closely with both manufacturers and brand owners on projects, connecting needs from the market with the possibilities offered by the INSQIN® technology.

For manufacturers, Covestro’s state-of-the-art pilot coating facilities allow much of the material development to happen with a minimal stoppage in their production. Companies meeting sustainable production criteria can also join the INSQIN®Partner Manufacturer program.Covestro also works directly with brand owners to realize the maximum innovative potential of the INSQIN® technology by developing materials in parallel with their product development.

By addressing major industry needs such as a high range in possible materials and more sustainability in the production process for players all over the value chain, INSQIN® is keeping its promise “Inventing textile inspirations for you”.



Polycarbonate resins and sheets with powerful features for different applications in the lighting...

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Thermoplastic films based on the high performance polycarbonate Makrolon®

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Thermoplastic blend of polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)

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PU coagulation process for PU synthetics

The polyurethane coagulation or wet process is still the most commonly-used process to simulate a...

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Polyurethane dispersions for breathable textiles

The Great Outdoors is a punishing environment for fabrics, which must protect against wind, rain and...

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Sustainable PU dispersions for direct and transfer coating

Since the 1960s, one-component polyurethane coatings have been used to produce PU synthetics...

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Sustainable waterborne PU dispersions for direct coating

Today, brand owners are interested in a more sustainable, cost-effective coating process for PU...

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PU dispersions: Elastic memory, wash resistant and efficient

Screen printing is commonly used to apply an image to textiles, giving t-shirts, sportswear,...

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Exhibitors at the following trade fairs

Light+Building 2016

13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 Hall: 4.0 Stand: E 47

Techtextil 2017

09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 Hall: 3.0 Stand: J 40