Bayer pools process and plant safety expertise


Transfers former Currenta department to Bayer Technology Services

The Bayer Group is to pool its process and plant safety expertise by transferring the 53 staff based at Currenta in Leverkusen, Germany to its Bayer Technology Services (BTS) division.

Konrad Fischer will continue as head of the department, which will become part of the Process Technology Division. Materials Technology, Process Design and Reaction Technology also form part of BTS.

BTS managing director Dirk van Meirvenne said the move would enable Bayer to offer a broader range of services to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

The functions performed by process and plant safety include providing global support for safety analyses, designing safety equipment, controlling chemical reactions and ensuring explosion protection.

The equipment in the department’s laboratory is used to determine the characteristic safety data of substances and reactions.