How a catalyst pushes boundaries
Totally rethinking sustainability
A nondescript, white powder is the catalyst that makes the chemical reaction with CO2 possible. Thanks to the catalyst, the inert carbon dioxide molecule can finally be put to practical use. Packed inside this powder are years of intensive research by Covestro and its partners – and the courage to think beyond existing boundaries.
For markets and consumers, it is no less than an ecological and economical revolution that will affect their entire world. CO2 will become a part of our everyday lives as a useful and sustainable raw material. Soon, the first mattresses and upholstered furniture made with the CO2-based foam are to come out on the market, made possible by the innovative force of Covestro.
And they’re just the beginning, because Covestro has a lot of other ideas for using this climate killer in products typical to modern life. One example is the first elastomers manufactured with CO2. They can be used, for instance, to fabricate seals and hoses for motor vehicles.