Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated its new coatings, adhesives and specialties laboratory at DuBiotech premises in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This application and development lab will offer local customized technical support to the industry across the Middle East and Africa. DuBiotech is the major life science cluster in the Middle East.
“In keeping with our mission statement, Bayer: Science For A Better Life, our company develops innovative and sustainable solutions as answers to global challenges,” said Harald Liedtke, Bayer Middle East managing director. “One example is combating climate change and CO2 emissions, which results in rising demand for high-tech raw materials for eco-friendly construction. With this laboratory, Bayer underscores its commitment to the region.”
Focusing on key application areas like construction, automotive, industrial, plastic, wood and furniture coatings it will also lead to the development of polyurethane coatings for diverse high performance applications including sealants for construction joints as well as airport tarmacs and solvent free coatings for pipe applications. It is also planned that the laboratory will provide tailor made solutions to the manufacturers of adhesives and sealants for the transportation, construction, furniture, packaging and shoe industries.
“We must adjust our resources accordingly to the market needs,” said Daniel Meyer, head of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties Business Unit and member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience. “We are therefore making targeted investments in the individual regions in order to maintain or further expand our leading market position.”