Bayer MaterialScience Looks To Be World Leader in Carbon Nanotube Production
Bayer Material Science, one of the worldâ€™s largest polymer manufacturers, currently has a pilot production plant for its BayTubesÂ® with a capacity of 30 tons per year. The company plans to double its current capacity in the near term, and this will make Bayer MaterialScience one of the top 3 carbon nanotube producers. BayTubesÂ® have multiple industry applications, from strengthening sports equipment (such as hockey sticks and baseball bats) to making the rotor blades for wind turbines lighter and thus more efficient. In addition to a Bayer Nanotechnlogy Work Group, the company is also actively involved in both public and private efforts within Germany on environmental and safety regulations of nanomaterials.