Covestro commits to further partnership with Solar Impulse

10 February 2016

Covestro, a leading supplier of innovative high-tech polymer materials, has announced that it is extending its sponsorship with Solar Impulse, the first aircraft able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel ­ propelled solely by the sun’s energy, as it prepares to complete its journey round the world in 2016.

Covestro has been a Solar Impulse project partner since 2010 and also its official technical partner. It was responsible for the design and construction of the Si2 cockpit, which utilises the most advanced polyurethane and polycarbonate systems, significantly reducing the weight of the plane while ensuring ultimate protection for the pilot.

"To our employees and customers, the Solar Impulse project has become a symbol of Covestro’s innovation, as well as our ability to provide a wide range of innovative solutions,” said Patrick Thomas, Covestro CEO. "We are delighted to be able to continue to support this inspirational endeavour as it embraces our corporate values of ‘Curious, Courageous and Colorful’.”

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