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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Chery, Bayer partner up on lightweight materials

China Daily
May 13, 2011

China's automaker Chery Auto and Bayer Group have jointly set up a lab to research and develop lightweight materials for automobiles, Chery announced Friday.

"The establishment of the lab with Bayer MaterialScience is an important step for Chery Auto on the research and development of automobile material technologies," said Jin Yibo, a spokesman with Chery Auto.

"Chery Auto aims to promote automobile lightweight technologies and develop energy-saving and environmentally friendly lightweight automobiles with the help of Bayer technologies," Jin added.

Bayer MaterialScience, a branch company of Germany-based Bayer Group, is a renowned supplier of high-performance materials and is among the world's largest producers of polymer.

Jin said Chery Auto and Bayer MaterialScience will jointly conduct research on applications of a wide range of materials such as polycarbonates and polyurethanes on automobiles.
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