Bayer Opens Polymer R&D Center in South Korea
Bayer Material Science opened a polymer development and technology center in South Korea, the company said Jan. 10. Located in the city of Yongin near the capital Seoul, it will focus on the development of new polycarbonate applications for high-tech products from Korean companies, particularly in the automotive and IT sectors. The new tech center adds to a network of research and development hubs around the globe and major production sites in Asia Pacific.
Bayer strategically selected Yongin as a location given its proximity to other R&D centers and manufacturing facilities of many of Korea’s global companies. Starting with the opening, the center will provide technical advisory for Korean customers regarding polycarbonate applications in high-tech segments such as automotive or IT products, including mobile devices.
Beginning in the third quarter, Bayer will develop new applications product concepts with major Korean companies through collaborations as well as sample production and testing in the context of customer advisory.
The new center will be supported by a network of production sites in Asia Pacific. The region makes up 60 percent of worldwide polycarbonate demand.
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