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Research and Development New Laboratory for Coatings and Specialties in Dubai

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Bayer's Material Science division opened a laboratory or coatings, adhesives and specialties at DuBiotech premises in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new application and development lab will offer local customized technical support to the industry across the Middle East and Africa, the company states.

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Ribbon-cutting for the inauguration: Harald Liedtke, Managing Director of Bayer in the Middle East (second from left), Daniel Meyer, Head of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties Business Unit (third from left), and Marwan Abulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of DuBiotech (right)
Ribbon-cutting for the inauguration: Harald Liedtke, Managing Director of Bayer in the Middle East (second from left), Daniel Meyer, Head of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties Business Unit (third from left), and Marwan Abulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of DuBiotech (right)
(Picture: Bayer Material Science)

Dubai/United Arab Emirates – Focussing 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 Material Science. “We are therefore making targeted investments in the individual regions in order to maintain or further expand our leading market position.” The lab will work in close cooperation with Bayer’s global competence network having its established laboratories and technical centers in India, China, Japan, Russia, Brazil, USA, Spain and Germany. DuBiotech, offering international standard services and facilities, hosts the state-of-the-art laboratory that is equipped with advanced testing and application equipment, meeting global standards and guidelines.

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