Covestro has expanded its film production capability, investing around €20m in a new production facility for multilayered flat films in Dormagen, Germany.
The total investment also includes the related infrastructure and logistics.
Covestro’s films can be used in various applications, including security cards, automotive interiors, medical devices and displays.
According to the company, the new production facility will create around 15 new jobs.
In 2014, Covestro commenced the operations of a large-scale facility for TDI foam components.
Last year, the firm launched a pilot plant at the suite, which uses carbon dioxide as a raw material for high-grade plastics precursors to replace some of the petroleum.
Covestro chief technology officer Klaus Schäfer said: “This investment represents a significant expansion of our films business and a boost to Dormagen’s position as a competence center for high-quality films.
“Establishing the new film production plant is part of our ongoing series of investments in the Dormagen site.”
Covestro specialty films business global head Nina Schmarander said: “This enables us to meet the growing demand for high-quality flat films and align ourselves even better with market trends. At the same time, it expands our range of tailored products, which create added value along the entire value chain.”
Covestro produces a range of polycarbonate and thermoplastic elastomer films that can be used in a range of different applications. It also produces a variety of premium specialty films.
The firm also operates two other centers Leverkusen and Bomlitz, which involves in the production of film coatings and thermoplastic elastomer films.
Image: Covestro has started the operations of new film production facility at its Dormagen site. Photo: courtesy of Covestro AG.