Bayer MaterialScience AG (BMS) has entered a distribution
agreement for its carbon nanotubes, BayTubes,
with Brenntag Schweizerhall AG. BMS is a world-leading manufacturer of
(CNT) and is seeking strategic cooperation partners to foster the
development of industrial applications.
"For us it was crucial that Brenntag Schweizerhall AG
possesses a strong position in the Swiss markets that are important for
Bayer MaterialScience," declared Martin Schmid, head of the global
BayTubesR business at Bayer MaterialScience, at the signing of the
"Adding BayTubesR, the carbon nanotubes of Bayer
MaterialScience AG, to our product portfolio is an important element of
our future strategic orientation in the field of specialty chemicals,"
says graduate engineer Ulf De la Vigne, head of Business Development at
Brenntag Schweizerhall AG. He adds, "It is our goal to expand our core
business and generate significant growth with high-tech products,
especially in the field of nanotechnology, and build a long-term
know-how for us in this area. When Brenntag Schweizerhall AG selects
its strategic partners and products, a number of factors come into
play. In addition to the economical and technological side, the central
aspect is product philosophy - customer benefit, applicability, and
environmental compatibility. BayTubesR from Bayer MaterialScience
fulfill these requirements perfectly."
The distribution cooperation also includes the global
marketing of carbon nanotubes through key accounts of Brenntag
Schweizerhall AG worldwide.
Bayer MaterialScience currently has a production capacity of
60 metric tons BayTubesR at the manufacturing site of H. C. Starck GmbH
in Laufenburg in Germany's southern Baden region. In the medium to long
term, Bayer MaterialScience plans to erect a large-scale production
facility in Germany with an annual capacity of 3,000 metric tons.