The RSC Belgium weekend in Germany was successfully concluded with a visit on Sunday 6 June to the BayKomm Centre in Leverkeusen just north of Cologne.
The BayKomm facility is in the heart of the huge Bayer Chemical Park at Leverkeusen and features eight exhibition rooms with over 300 exhibits, videos and information panels covering the full range of Bayer developments and chemical advances since its foundation in 1863.
Our guide, Tim, took us through a series of informative presentations – including a polyurethane preparation (see right) – before lunch in the bistro that is part of the centre.
Following lunch there was just enough time for a stroll around the impressive 15 000 square metre Japanese gardens (see below) that surround BayKomm before the return journey to Belgium.
The 2010 weekend in Cologne was a great success and our thanks go to Ian Carson for organising the details.