From auto interiors to recycled-content polycarbonates, blockchain technology for plastics and connected homes, Covestro AG is offering the full package for a variety of industries at K 2019.
Depicting on this year's motto #pushingboundaries, the company's key exhibit is centered around future mobility, delivering a car that fits seamlessly with a futuristic connected, automated and digitalized lifestyle.
The company unveiled an automotive interior concept that would "redefine the use of a vehicle" and provide a multifunctional mobile living and working space, which could integrate into everyday life, offering "the greatest possible autonomy."
The focus is on multisensor infotainment systems, innovative seating concepts, smart surfaces and personalized lighting, all using Covestro's high-tech materials.
The concept car features what is claimed to be the first fully illuminated dashboard: a three-dimensional multifunctional display made from Covestro's Makrolon Ai polycarbonate and Makrofol polycarbonate film.
The display uses a combination of in-mold decoration (IMD) and film-insert molding (FIM) technologies to provide surface design and durability.
In addition, the car will highlight Covestro's accomplishments in functional surfaces, achieved through using polycarbonates, waterproof and breathable coating materials and a combination of other materials such as wood, stone and aluminum.
Without a designated driver's seat, the car offers a comfortable sitting environment with ambient lighting technology to provide a relaxed setting, Jochen Hardt, of global marketing mobility at Covestro, said while unveiling the concept car.