2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Novel Materials and Systems Based on Nanotechnology

S. Bahnmueller and P. Krueger
Bayer MaterialScience AG, DE

carbon nanotubes, nanocomposites, nanoparticles

The nanotechnology area is of growing importance mainly because of the increasing demand and the attractive marketing perspectives for materials and systems with tailored properties. In order to provide new functionalities or combinations of different functionalities to a given base material, the use of nanocomposits and of nanosized structures is a highly promising approach due to their broadly tunable physico-chemical characteristics. Because of the enormous broad range of options provided by several aspects of nanotechnology, it serves as a versatile platform for several growth areas of Bayer. In the current presentation, new opportunities arising from the availability of nanoscaled structures for the development of innovative products at different growth areas of Bayer will be highlighted. Some of these products are already being successfully commercialized by Bayer MaterialScience (BMS). Other profitable areas for the application of nanostructured materials are currently being explored in various R&D projects. A major focus of the contribution will be put on the industrial aspects and application related areas, such as carbon nanotubes and polymer nanocomposites. Based on those selected examples, the improved properties of new materials will be demonstrated. In addition, new efforts are being made to establish collaborations in the nano-based materials area with researchers at universities and with technical units at both research institutes and other companies along the value chain. In several cases we have been successful in obtaining public funding to support collaborations that have high potential for leading to commercialization of nanomaterials and to the development of new technologies. Examples from the innovation pipeline at BMS will be highlighted in present contribution also.

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