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Innovation

Is One More Batch Possible?

Many products in the chemical industry are solids – and therefore often not easy to handle. Bayer Technology Services has its own team to provide expertise on all aspects of solids processing. With their help a Bayer plant in India was able to increase productivity by 25 percent. More...

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Innovation

Phenol from the Bioreactor

A team at Bayer Technology Services has managed to get bacteria to produce phenol from glucose. A technology making use of agricultural wastes could thus pave the way for the sustainable synthesis of important phenol-based polymers, such as polycarbonates. More...

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Innovation

An Extruder Made to Measure

Without halobutyl rubber there would be no tubeless tires. However, its production is energyintensive. In collaboration with Bayer Technology Services, Lanxess was able to improve its manufacturing process substantially – thanks to, among other things, a customized extruder. More...

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Innovation

Fishing in a Sea of Data

Bayer Technology Services and the RWTH Aachen University in Germany intend to build a Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine. One of the two managers in charge of this exciting project is Professor Andreas Schuppert. More...

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Engineering

Quality Made in China

There are many producers of the large-scale equipment used in chemical plants, but which ones can deliver the quality standard required by Bayer for the best price? Finding them is a job for Bayer Technology Services – for instance, in China. More...

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Engineering

How to Tackle the Cartridges

Bayer HealthCare is offering the first-ever oral contraceptive for a flexible control of menstruation. The experts at Bayer Technology Services charged with developing the production concept for the complex packaging of this product had to be flexible as well. More...

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Engineering

Code Name Akoya

Converting a Japanese chemical process to European conditions is no simple feat. Indeed, Bayer Technology Services had to pull out all the stops for the Grillo-Werke in Germany, before everything worked properly. The result is very convincing – a veritable pearl, in fact. More...

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Optimization

The Goal Is Zero Incidents

Safety is not everything, but without safety, all is for naught – this simple motto has shaped the professional career of Dr. Norbert Kuschnerus at Bayer Technology Services. In mid-2013 the physicist with a PhD in chemical engineering retired. More...

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Optimization

The Safety Expert

From the onset safety concerns are taken into account in the engineering of new Bayer plants. Assisting in this process are experts from Bayer Technology Services, such as Augusto Perico-Cortes – a proven specialist, especially in manufacturing and processing facilities for phosgene. More...

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Optimization

First Simulate, Then Invest

How do you best adapt the existing logistics network for production involving multiple chemicals to a planned capacity expansion? Experts from Bayer Technology Services have developed a computer simulation program that lays the foundation for important investment decisions. More...

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Managing Business

How to Attract Promising Talent

Recruiting talented engineers is not easy, as Bayer has to compete with many other companies at its various sites. The strategy to show prospective employees what makes Bayer so attractive is succeeding. The United States is a case in point. More...

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