Bayer Technology Services, LANXESS, Technische Universität Dortmund, the University of Bonn and Buss SMS Canzler launched a joint research project on the innovative production of synthetic rubber.
This initiative is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project aims to significantly cut the energy and resources consumed during production of the synthetic rubbers used in the tire, vehicle, construction and pharmaceutical industries. This interdisciplinary collaboration among German research partners will be the nucleus to establish a leading global competence center. The research project, which is worth some EUR 10 million and will run for over three years, is receiving almost EUR 5 million in funding from the BMBF.
The technology company of the Bayer Group is playing a key role for process development and for the planning and construction of the pilot and large-scale plant.
Buss SMS Canzler is a leading equipment manufacturer in thin-film evaporation and kneader technology. The University of Bonn is bringing cutting-edge know-how in organic chemistry and polymerization to the team. Technische Universität Dortmund is one of the foremost universities for biological and chemical engineering and has been working closely with Bayer and LANXESS for several years in a number of research and development collaborations.