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Bayer MaterialScience exiting nanotech

9:18 AM MDT | May 8, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Bayer MaterialScience says it is winding down its carbon nanotubes (CNT) program because “comprehensive commercialization” of the nanotechnology within Bayer’s core business lines is not expected in the foreseeable future. Bayer MaterialScience’s multiwall CNTs, dubbed Baytubes, can be added to polymer matrices or metal systems as a modifier or filler to improve mechanical strength and antistatic properties, and are used in epoxy, thermoplastic, and coating systems. Some of the first applications of Baytubes were sporting goods that...

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