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Covestro Showcased PC & PUR Materials for Sustainable Building at Greenbuild Conf.

Published on 2015-12-04. Author : SpecialChem

The demand for green building continues to grow as building and design professionals prioritize sustainable materials that contribute to building efficiency and performance. As one of the leading materials suppliers for the building and construction industry, Covestro’s vision is to make the world a brighter place with products and technologies that promote sustainability and reduce the impact on the environment.

Fig. 1: Covestro

Covestro showcased a variety of high-performance materials and technologies that contribute to a sustainable built environment at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 18-20, in Washington, D.C. Experts at booth #3337 & discussed Covestro’s polyurethanes, polycarbonates, and coatings, adhesives and sealant raw materials for more sustainable construction.

The building envelope creates a barrier between the interior and exterior of a building, and a well-designed building envelope is key for energy efficiency. Polyurethane insulation products provide high thermal resistance, contributing to heating and climate control in residential and commercial applications. Covestro offers a variety of polyurethane systems and technologies that boost building efficiency and strengthen structures, including spray polyurethane foam (SPF), and raw materials for rigid foam polyisocyanurate insulation boards and insulated metal panels.

Greenbuild attendees saw several real-world applications utilizing polyurethane raw materials from Covestro on display. Highlights included an impact-resistant exterior door and high-performance composite siding panels for the residential market. Windows with polyurethane composites was also featured in the booth. The composites are used as high-performing window stiffeners and serve as an alternative to aluminum inserts because they minimize thermal transfer and are corrosion resistant.

Covestro offers an array of coatings, adhesives and sealant technologies that was on display. Whether it’s decorative concrete flooring, dry erase paint technology, roofing and waterproofing membranes or structural steel, coatings must be durable while meeting design and regulatory needs.

Covestro’s adhesives are designed for specific building applications including wood flooring and roofing. Sealants for fenestration assemblies such as windows and doors seal gaps and help prevent the infiltration of air and water. Several samples within the booth showcased these applications and more.

Polycarbonate sheets are suitable for a wide variety of applications and offer a range of important properties like strong impact resistance, great thermal stability and high transparency. Specifying polycarbonate sheet for daylighting applications – such as skylights and canopies – provides light transmission and light diffusion as well as the opportunity to create shapes not possible with glass or acrylic. Covestro experts discussed how the use of polycarbonate sheets enables a building to provide visual appeal and reduce energy costs with daylighting.

About Covestro

With 2014 sales of EUR 11.8 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 sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15,700 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of September 2015.

Source: Covestro
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