Bayer Builds Biggest Carbon Nanotube Plant

Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) has started building a facility to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) has started building a facility to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Leverkusen, Germany. With a capacity of 440,000 lb/yr, it is expected to be the largest of its kind in the world when it comes on line by the end of this year. A pilot plant with an annual capacity of 132,000 lb has been operating in southern Germany since 2007. Bayer’s Baytube CNTs are already being used to produce tough, extremely strong, and lightweight composites. +49 214/30-33243 • www.baytubes.com

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