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Electroactive Polymers: The New Buzz at Bayer

7:42 AM MDT | April 30, 2012 | —Alex Scott

Schapeler: Extensive testing program. Bayer’s inventions within the past 100 years include polycarbonates used in products such as ski goggles and compact discs, neonicotinoid insecticides for protecting crops, and other world-changing products such as polyurethane (PU) and the iconic aspirin. The company’s next big success could be in electroactive polymers (EAP)—a family of polymers based on silicone and other materials that move in response to an electric current, and which can be used to generate electricity. The breadth of potential...

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