Over 200,000 people are employed in Australia's furniture industry with exports reaching all around the world. The New Zealand furniture industry is currently experiencing export growth with 80% of the furniture made with wood or wood products.
In Australia and New Zealand Covestro is the leading supplier of polyurethane raw materials used in the manufacture of mattresses and flexible foams for soft furnishings and are the suppliers to Australasia's largest mattress manufacturers.
Covestro products used by manufacturers who supply the furniture industry include manufactured board (MDF), solid wood, veneers, glass, steel, fabric and leather either in combination or separately. End-products range from board tables, lounge suites and home entertainment units to shop fit-outs.