Cologne, Germany — Covestro picked up two awards at the opening ceremony of Interzum, a tradeshow for interior design and finish production on Tuesday, 16 May.
Covestro scooped two awards at Interzum 2017
Covestro won the High Product Quality prize award for it's Cardyon carbon dioxide-based polyols for flexible polyurethane foams.
The second, Best of the Best award, was for the robot-assisted injection of polyurethane systems into flexible foams. This came out of Covestro's Makethon at Munster University of Applied Sciences in 2016. The three inventors of the process; Dorothee Clasen, Sascha Praet and Adam Pajonk, continued working on their ideas as part of a collaboration project with Covestro. The inventors say the method could be used to improve the properties of upholstered furniture and mattresses by providing different firmness levels in a single foam element.
“In addition to existing contacts with industrial designers, we’re also increasingly approaching talented university students,” said Rebecca Heil, who is in charge of the designer network and idea.lab at Covestro.