Covestro is among the leading suppliers of premium polymers. Our materials and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the continuous development of our products, processes and facilities.
Covestro develops sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our age: climate change, resource depletion, urban expansion, population growth and the resulting increase in awareness of environmental issues. These will inevitably lead to a higher demand for renewable energies, alternative resources, energy-efficient transportation, and sustainable, affordable housing.
Covestro aims to meet this demand with long-lasting, light, environmentally friendly and cost-effective materials, which in many cases are suitable replacements for conventional materials such as steel and glass.
We do so by focusing on innovation and sustainability and by following our objective: “To make the world a brighter place”.
CSEM is a private nonprofit Swiss organization for research and innovation. Supported by the Swiss Confederation, our mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry by developing new technology platforms and transferring it to the industrial sector.
Our operation is based on five strategic programs:
Microsystems (Design & process Integration & packaging)
Systems (Scientific instrumentation, Medical device technology, Automation)
Photovoltaics & Energy Management (Crystalline Silicon & metallization , Modules & System integration, Thin film coating & devices, Printable photovoltaics, Energy Management)
Ultra-Low-Power Integrated Systems (System-on-chips, Wireless, Vision)
Surface Engineering (Nanotechnology, biotechnology, printable electronics)
In each of the above, we have gained a reputable standing on the national and international levels by offering our customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions supported by our extensive market knowledge and technology expertise. CSEM plays a key role in the innovation value chain, by relying on public–private partnerships and narrowing the gap between fundamental research and industrialization. The support we get from the Swiss Confederation provides CSEM with greater flexibility in addressing a broad spectrum of technology research areas, which strengthens our commitment to innovation and sustainability and puts us in a better position to address future social and environmental challenges. By expanding CSEM’s knowledge and adapting it to industrial needs, new products are brought to market and new ventures are created. CSEM works with a wide range of stakeholders, from startups to SMEs and large organizations. Our services include contract R&D, strategy and innovation consultancy, development of specific business solutions for several Industrial Sectors (Space & Scientific Instrumentation, Watchmaking, Health & Lifestyle, Communication & Semiconductor, Energy & Environment, Automation & Control, Aeronautics, Transport & Security).
Heraeus Electronics – a Global Business Unit of the Heraeus Group – is one of the leading R&D partners and manufacturers of materials for the packaging of integrated circuits in the electronics industry. The company deals with sophisticated material solutions and material sub-systems for the automotive industry, consumer electronics and computing, industrial power electronics as well as communications and LED. Heraeus Electronics’ core competences include bonding wires, assembly materials, thick film pastes, DCB substrates as well as roll clad strips and stamped lead frames.
Luximprint offers additive manufacturing as a service for technical and decorative optical plastics serving design and engineering purposes. Services include fast, flexible and cost-effective optics design and rapid prototyping of LED optics, diffusors, reflectors, textured surfaces and other complex geometries, as well as one-off productions and start-up series fabrication using innovative 3D printing technologies.
Stumpe Glas is a glass refining company specialized in developing and manufacturing high precision glass components for any thinkable industry worldwide. Besides the broad range of standard products, we focus on customized solutions for your individual application.