Trains, Planes and ATVs

Transportation materials and technologies

From airplanes to ATVs, heavy-duty trucks to fast-moving trains, urban e-bikes to off-road snowmobiles – Covestro offers materials and technologies that help keep customers in the transportation market moving.

High-performance plastic materials for the Transportation Industry
China’s largest public transit vehicle manufacturer used Bayblend® and Makrolon® polycarbonate sheets to pioneer a safer, more comfortable and energy-saving tram design.

Covestro´s wide portfolio of polycarbonate and polycarbonate blends can be applied in the form of a resin for  injection-molding and extrusion, or as extruded sheet for thermoforming, offering solutions small- and large-scale production.

Our Makrolon® polycarbonate offers more design flexibility, mechanical toughness, safety and lighter weight than glass when used for glazing on airplanes, truck, buses, motorcycles and trains. Makrolon® polycarbonate is also widely used for lighting applications e.g. in transparent and diffuse lighting concepts.

Bayblend® (PC+ABS; PC+ASA blends) provides a high level of impact strength and toughness, can meet the very stringent ecological flame-retardant requirements of the railway and aviation industries, while at the same time, achieving aesthetically pleasing surfaces and designs. Typical applications include wall and ceiling covers, window frames, light-guide and lamp covers, and also seats in rail cars; tray tables and seat-back covers in aviation applications; and interior and exterior parts for heavy-duty trucks.

Makroblend® (PC+PBT; PC+PET blends) is ideal for exterior applications due to their combination of toughness, excellent paintability and good chemical resistance to many lubricants, solvents and cleaning agents in truck front parts, air guides, mud guards and spoilers.

Case Study
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The battery pack and subframe of the Redshift electric motorcycle utilize Makroblend® polycarbonate blend resins from Covestro. (Photo credit: Alta Motors)
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Back cover for Grammer railway seat
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Modern upgrades to railcar seats

Mumbai railway upgrades its seating with Covestro polycarbonate.

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Get on board with polycarbonate

Polycarbonates transport tram design into the future.

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