Bayer MaterialScience inaugurates Color Competence and Design Center in India

Bayer MaterialScience has now inaugurated its Color Competence and Design Center in Greater Noida, near New Delhi. This new center provides products and solutions for polycarbonate compounds, ranging from color matching and small-scale production, to the broad range of technical services to support injection-molding and compounding processes. This enables customers to adapt quickly to fast-evolving trends, and explore new options for color, surfaces, geometries and design, while leveraging Bayer MaterialScience´s global expertise and extensive know-how of the local markets.

”Our investment is a reflection of Bayer MaterialScience's commitment to the India market, as well as of our vision to further strengthen our leading position in the polycarbonate market globally,” said Dr. Günter Hilken, Member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience and global head of the polycarbonate business. "With our Color Competence and Design Center in Greater Noida, we are well positioned to deliver the best value for polycarbonate solutions in the market.”

The Center in Greater Noida is the latest addition to Bayer MaterialScience's global network of capabilities. Other Color Competence and Design Center facilities worldwide are located in Newark (USA), Filago (Italy), Uerdingen (Germany), Map Ta Phut (Thailand), Shanghai and Guangzhou (China). The Color Competence and Design Centers are complemented with three Innovation Centers in Leverkusen (Germany), Amagasaki (Japan), and the Polymers Research and Development Center in Shanghai (China).

The Greater Noida facility is a one stop solution for customers offering four capabilities under one roof: a color competence center, including a color interaction room; flexible small-scale production and sampling, and pilot production; application development along the value chain and quality management. As part of the global network, experienced specialists will boost the support of customers' projects by tailored technical advice and consultancy.

A customer visiting the Greater Noida Center will have access to the huge, on-site Color Library of possible colors in a visible spectrum, in transparent, translucent and opaque forms. The Center offers several thousand colors developed by Bayer through data sharing between the Color Competence Centers and production sites of Bayer MaterialScience around the globe.

The Color Competence and Design center also develops new colors and matches existing colors as per specifications from the customer.

State-of-the-art small-scale production capabilities
Because of the high turnover of consumer electronics products, including laptop computers, mobile phones, televisions and home electronics, among others, manufacturers are often faced with the challenge of producing small quantities of a wide variety of products. The Color Competence and Design Center's scalable production capacity from kilogram requirements to standard production orders according to the customer's needs is state-of-the-art. This capability is essential as it helps customers minimize waste while meeting demand, reducing costs and enhancing production efficiency.

Only recently, Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated an "EcoCommercial Building” - a net-zero emission building - at Greater Noida and it also runs a polyurethane systems house there. The total investment at this site amounts to EUR 26 million. This reiterates the commitment of the company to the Indian market and its customers. The company wants to provide modern technologies that enhance its presence, while at the same time help to further develop the market and open up new channels of participation with consumers.