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      Biomass as a Raw Material – Naturally Sustainable

      Nature can show us the way forward. Using only water, carbon dioxide, and solar energy, plants produce carbon, their key component. A totally sustainable way of production. And a role model for the chemical industry. Covestro will increasingly use carbon from biomass to replace fossil resources like crude oil.

      Chemicals and renewable raw materials: It may sound like an odd combination, but ideas such as producing plastic from biomass have the potential to lead us to truly sustainable solutions. Just as electricity and the power industry are continuing to rely on renewable energy sources, chemical production is increasingly relying on renewable materials and processes.

      To advance the Circular Economy, Covestro is producing plastic from biomass, thus moving carbon in a cycle. For years, we have been working to end our dependence on fossil fuels and reduce emissions by using alternative materials like biomass in production. This has been met with increasing interest from our customers, and as a result, we have developed a diverse portfolio of sustainable solutions for industries across the board.

      Sustainable Automotive Coatings

      Protecting and beautifying: Paints and coatings are needed in many areas of life, and Covestro produces specialized components that help improve their performance, such as hardeners. Today, more and more of our paint solutions are formulated from biomass. For example, our hardener for automotive paints. Up to 70 percent of this product's carbon content is derived from renewable raw materials – without compromising protection or appearance. In the future, biomass is also set to play a major role in formulating sustainable paints for furniture and wood processing, reducing negative impacts on the environment.

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