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As of September 1, 2015, Bayer MaterialScience has been operating under the Covestro name more

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Greenlight for Girls is being sponsored by Bayer MaterialScience and helping to encourage more girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. more

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Bayer has announced that its MatrialScience business will soon be named Covestro. more

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Bayer MaterialScience has introduced a new polycarbonate blend developed specifically for wearable medical devices - reflecting the growing trend towards consumer-targetted healthcare devices. more

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Rip the plaster off: Bayer MaterialScience says it has developed a new material combination for “advanced wound care”, which it will unveil during Compamend in in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 12 to 14. more

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Money man: Following the recent announcement that Bayer AG will float its MaterialScience company on the stock market, Frank Lutz has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Bayer MaterialScience from October. more

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Material world: Bayer will float its MaterialScience business, which produces polymer materials, on the stock market as a separate company. more

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Gas works: Bayer MaterialScience’s research into CO2 as a new raw material for making plastics has taken another step forward. more

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Cover story: Bayer MaterialScience will be giving three presentations. The focus will be on the sustainable developments involving the formulation and application of coatings. more

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The big sell: According to Bloomberg, Bayer is considering a sale of its plastics division to focus on expanding its health business instead. more

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At Compamed in Germany in November, polymer manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience's Epurex Films subsidiary will present a range of medical TPU films, including its Bayfol UX502 and Platilon brands. more

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Following a thorough literature review, MPN can confirm no evidence exists that bisphenol A is dangerous and is on a par with caffeine. An adult would have to ingest 600 kg of BPA-contacted food a day to approach the daily intake limit set by the EU. more

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Bayer MaterialScience has written about two portable medical devices which patients carry around with them to provide therapy for ongoing diseases. The material technology used by the device makers will be on show at K in October. more

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Bayer MaterialScience and LanXess, both based at Leverkeusen, Germany, have reported declining sales in Q2 2013. Both companies quote problems in Asian markets which were growing last year. more

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BASF's announcement of a €10 bn investment over seven years in Asia will stimulate much activity in the region, especially in plastics. Clinical trials of Abbott's Absorb stent in Japan are influential too. more

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Comparing moulding performance properties of materials is useful when considering design for manufacturability, especially with high volume devices. This technical comparison of PC with copolyester was presented by Bayer at Antec. more

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Plastics in drug delivery devices must be carefully assessed for a variety of performance properties, including extractables and leachables, anitstatic, lubricity, chemical resistance and mechanical strength. The following is a roundup to May 2013. more

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