Covestro and Reverdia Develop Bio-Based TPU
Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) and Reverdia have reached an agreement to jointly develop and promote thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) based on renewable raw materials. Covestro will reportedly employ Biosuccinium™ succinic acid from Reverdia for the production of its Desmopan®-brand TPU for use in applications including in the footwear and consumer electronics industries.
“Our customers in the footwear and consumer electronics industries are constantly looking for new solutions to reduce their CO2 footprint, and bio-based TPU from Covestro is one such solution,” said Marius Wirtz, global head of the TPU business. “We are looking forward to working with Reverdia to bring these modern materials to the market.”