The CAS business develops and provides raw materials that add value to the end product, improving its performance, appearance and durability. Covestro materials are used in a range of applications including wind turbines, transportation, construction, furniture, cosmetics and healthcare.
Covestro aims to work closer with its customers in Mexico to further innovation and develop customized solutions for several market sectors. For example, in the adhesives segment, it envisions widening its support for the furniture market, as well as the footwear industry for which Covestro supplies polyurethane adhesives for easier adhesion of footwear soles.
The new laboratory expands the current support capacities of the North American region and is focused on providing faster service to local customers. The lab will provide technical support for a wide range of coating, sealant and adhesive formulations.
The new lab supports Covestro’s growth strategy in Mexico, which includes the implementation of a fourth production line in the Santa Clara plant located in Ecatepec, Mexico, where polyurethane and CAS material solutions are produced. Globally, the CAS business unit accounts for almost 16 percent of Covestro’s total sales.