Headlight concept using only one plastic material

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Covestro develops innovative design for future vehicle lighting



  • Polycarbonate provides both functional and aesthetic benefits
  • Modular design reduces complexity and costs
  • Weight saving exceeding 1.5 kilograms lowers emissions
  • Simplified recycling process due to focus on one plastic


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An innovative headlamp concept from Covestro for the vehicle lighting of the future requires significantly fewer individual parts than conventional solutions and reduces assembly steps, space requirements, costs and weight. © Covestro


About Covestro:

With 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 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. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 17,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2019.

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