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      Building & Infrastructure

      We believe cities can look forward to a better and brighter future if industrial, commercial and residential buildings, and the accompanying infrastructure are constructed using innovative chemistry and sustainable raw materials. At Covestro, we already have high-performance plant-based construction coatings, for example. But to build the City of Sustainnovation and discover all the opportunities it offers, we need to collaborate across the entire value chain. How can we make the cities of tomorrow a better place to live and work in?



      Desmophen® NH 1423 for corrosion protection

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      Where corrosion is an issue Covestro develops and produces the polyurethane-based raw materials used for protective coatings in a wide variety of industrial applications. Desmophen® NH 1423, a binder for low VOC 2K topcoats, gives applicators the advantages of fast curing at ambient temperature, high gloss retention, long-term corrosion protection and enhanced product safety thanks to its reduced residual fumaric acid-diethylester (FADEE) content.

      For end users this brings the benefits of higher productivity through faster application and a good long-term appearance through high gloss retention and effective corrosion protection. Proof comes from a public infrastructure project in Germany. A swing bridge over a canal in Hamburg was painted with a coating based on Desmophen® NH 1423. Curing was four times faster than normal and the bridge was protected just as thoroughly against corrosion as with previous solutions. And since one less coating layer was required, the Covestro solution delivered time and money savings.

      One Pagers

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      OP 75 - Desmophen® NH 1423 ACE PDF
      OP 28 - Desmophen® NH/Desmodur® PDF
      OP 24 – Pasquick® Corrosion PDF

      Case Studies

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      C 08 Novatic PDF

      Segment brochures

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      SF 04 - Polyaspartics PDF
      SF 08 – Corrosion Protection PDF

      Covestro contributes to the UN SDGs through our product portfolio and ambitious sustainability targets. Learn more by clicking on the UN SDG icons.

      Coating materials for windmills

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      As the demand for wind farms grows worldwide, manufacturers are finding it difficult to keep up with the constantly increasing demand. One thing they are looking for is a solution to coat the wind turbine towers faster and thus speed up the production process. Here, Pasquick® technology from Covestro is changing the coatings’ game.

      Pasquick® technology is a class of binders for high-quality aliphatic 2K topcoats based on the Desmophen® NH and Desmodur® NH product groups. As they can be applied at high film thickness to reduce the number of layers needed and cure quickly at room temperature, they boost productivity in coating applications. Moreover, Pasquick® binders are suitable for formulating ultra-high solids for protective coating applications.

      One successful application for Pasquick® technology has been in the coatings for wind turbine towers. They can now be painted significantly faster, and a reduction in VOC emissions of up to 30% is another important bonus.

      One Pagers

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      OP 24 - Pasquick® Corrosion PDF
      OP 21 - Desmodur® E 2863 XP PDF
      OP 33 - Bayhydrol® A 145 PDF

      Case Studies

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      C 09 Hempel PDF

      Segment brochures

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      SF 04 - Polyaspartics PDF

      Covestro contributes to the UN SDGs through our product portfolio and ambitious sustainability targets. Learn more by clicking on the UN SDG icons.

      Leading Edge Protection Desmodur® E 2863

      Elastomers Desmodur® for cable protection

      Pasquick® Gelcoat

      Desmoseal® S 2876 for flooring adhesives & Pasquick® for primer

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      Time is of an essence in the installation of floors. Ideally, fast curing needs to be combined with formulation flexibility but up to now, faster curing technologies and a higher degree of flexibility in the formulation of elastic adhesives have been too expensive. Now, however, two solutions from Covestro promise to overcome these issues.

      Pasquick® Primer for flooring adhesives is a cost-effective, fast-curing solution that significantly shortens waiting times in the flooring installation process. This product has been proven to cure eight times faster than a standard reactive primer and offers the additional benefit of good compatibility with plasticizers. Desmoseal® S 2876 offers a higher degree of flexibility in the formulation of silane-terminated polyurethane flooring adhesives than existing products – with the same adhesives properties. It offers low viscosity without an added plasticizer and comes at a competitive price. The additional benefits include a fast strength build-up and excellent adhesive hardness. Together, these two products enable ultra-fast flooring installation.

      One Pagers

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      OP 70 - Desmoseal® S 2876 PDF
      OP 22 - Desmoseal® S PDF
      OP 80 - Desmoseal® Range PDF
      OP 77 - PAS for primer PDF

      Covestro contributes to the UN SDGs through our product portfolio and ambitious sustainability targets. Learn more by clicking on the UN SDG icons.

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