Date of publication: 19 September 2016

Covestro sees carbon as a resource and is driving a smarter use of materials in wide-ranging applications, for example, through Solar Impulse. In this video, Patrick Thomas explains the company's purpose and its approach to developing and commercialising breakthrough innovation.

Patrick Thomas is the CEO of Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience), a world-leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials. Their products are nearly everywhere in modern life; from our cars, smart phones and mattresses, to refrigeration and thermal insulation. By following their principles of being curious, courageous and colourful, the company strives to make the world a brighter place and revolutionise business's approach to carbon.

Patrick is also president of PlasticsEurope – the European association of plastics producers – and of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme.

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