a global leader in high-value polymers, announced today an alliance with Nano
Terra Inc., a leading surface engineering and nanotechnology co-development
Nano Terra will apply its unique surface engineering expertise to Bayer’s
materials to create new surface functionalities. A global Bayer MaterialScience
research team will collaborate closely with the Cambridge, MA, based Nano Terra.
The parties will cooperate on testing the final solutions and evaluating manufacturing
Bayer MaterialScience is a world leader in the fabrication of polycarbonate
and polyurethane polymers, films and coating raw materials. The new products
address the needs of major industries such as automotive, electronics or displays.
Nano Terra’s core technology in surface chemistry and engineering was
pioneered by its Co-Founder, Professor George M. Whitesides of Harvard University.
“Bayer MaterialScience’s leading global position in the polymer
and coatings raw material market makes them an ideal partner for Nano Terra,”
said Ueli Morant, President of Nano Terra. “We are delighted that they
have selected Nano Terra to broaden the boundaries of their films product portfolio
Bernd Steinhilber, Senior Vice President and Head of Functional Films at Bayer
MaterialScience, added: “We are committed to delivering improved films
product solutions to our customers through the judicious application of new
technologies such as Nano Terra’s. The growing demand for increased functionality
in the materials we supply is matched well by the improvements we expect from