With 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 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, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself.
Specially made for the cosmetics industry, Baycusan® polymers are the ideal film formers for innovative color cosmetics, sun-, skin- and hair care formulations. Polyurethanes meet many challenges of formulating high-performing cosmetics products due to their multifunctionality and sensory properties. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2017.