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Bayer opens Functional Films Research Centre in Singapore

Source: Date:2010-07-22
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Bayer MaterialScience and the Singapore Economic Development Board officially opened the company's new Functional Films Research Centre. For Bayer MaterialScience, this is the first research centre of its kind in Asia Pacific and outside Germany. The full-scale facility for upstream research will focus on coated high-tech films and nanotechnology to meet the ever-evolving and growing demand of the electronics market in Asia Pacific. The centre represents an initial investment of approximately &euro 7 million with a further provision for broadening its capabilities in subsequent years. Using self-developed material technologies, Bayer MaterialScience will pursue joint projects with collaboration partners to create advanced technological breakthroughs in electronics. These include functional films that can be applied to flexible screens and three-dimensional displays, and nanomaterials like conductive inks used in printed electronics or energy-efficient lighting technologies. According to Mr. Patrick Thomas, CEO of Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany) said, "The opening of this facility is a clear indication of our continued commitment to Singapore and its unique position as an economic and business hub for the Asian region." Dr Beh Swan Gin, Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board, remarked, "By hosting Bayer MaterialScience's first Functional Films Research Centre outside of Germany, Singapore reaffirms its attractiveness as a strategic base for R&D to meet the fast evolving market needs in Asia and globally." www.bayermaterialscience.comSaldos - Entrega gratuita

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