With the coatings market in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to grow by six annually over the next five years Bayer MaterialScience, a leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials, has chosen DuBiotech in Dubai as the location for its new coatings, adhesives and specialties laboratory.
“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.”
The lab will focus on key application areas including 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.
Also the laboratory will provide tailor made solutions to the manufacturers of adhesives and sealants for the transportation, construction, furniture, packaging and shoe industries.
Read more about the new manufacturing lab on NED.