With 2006 sales of EUR 10.2 billion, Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) 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, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,900 people at the end of 2006. Covestro is a Bayer Group company.