Material solutions for technological change
From vision to reality
Ever faster, ever smaller, ever more efficient – technological change is altering the rhythm of industrial society. Existing barriers are banished to history at breathtaking speed as innovative materials drive change.
The global internet community is growing by millions every few weeks.
Produce five billion transistors per minute? Work with particles 5,000 times thinner than a human hair? No problem in the age of nanotechnology, robotics and microelectronics.
Innovation cycles are becoming increasingly short. It took around two decades for the personal computer to become commonplace; it took just a few years for cellular phones to reach the farthest corners of the globe. And the time it takes the internet community to grow by the millions can be measured in months and weeks.
Tiny, aesthetic, safe
High-tech products must be hip and high-end. The need for aesthetics and refinements, the demand for ever-greater capacities and ever-smaller dimensions are being accompanied by increasingly stringent requirements regarding the safety and sustainability of products. And they still have to be affordable, which requires increasing efficiencies in production processes.
Bayer MaterialScience is working to address these challenges. Among the company’s products are extremely thin films for forgery-proof ID cards. Other examples of technological solutions includeplastics that transmit vibratory signals – particularly well suited for the consumer electronics market.