MOU signing between NSTDA and Merck KGaA

On 25 March 2008, NSTDA and Merck KGaA of Germany held a press conference to announce the MOU signing for the “Development of the Solarflair® Filling Plastic Films Covering Greenhouse for Solar Heat Reduction”. Present in the MOU signing ceremony were Mr. Heinz Landau (Chairman and Managing Director of Merck Ltd. Thailand), Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana (President of NSTDA), Prof. Morakot Tanticharoen (Director of BIOTEC) and Dr. Krisda Suchiva (Deputy Director of MTEC).
Solarflair® are translucent heat reflecting pigments developed by Merck. The pigment technology has a unique property of reflecting sunlight’s heat radiation while allowing visible light to pass through. The research collaboration hopes to produce Solarfliar plastic covering for greenhouse use in Thai settings. According to Mr. Landau, this is the first research of its kind in Asia.


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Source: Merck's news release


Posted on 26 March 2008.