Las Vegas, NV, January 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientist taught a course at the World of Concrete conference that addresses the basic chemistry and sustainability factors behind polyurethane coatings and sealants, as well as appropriate end-use applications.
Steven Reinstadtler, Market Development Manager – Construction for Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS), Bayer MaterialScience LLC, and Chris Sullivan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ChemSystems Inc., co-presented the training course, “Understanding High-Performance Coatings for Decorative Concrete,” at the conference, held January 18-21, in Las Vegas. This course was part of the Decorative Concrete track and was held 8:00 a.m., January 19. Course attendees earned 3.0 continuing professional education hours through American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES).
Reinstadtler began by highlighting the key differentiators and chemistries of leading high-performance coating technologies – polyaspartic, waterborne, natural oil-based and UV-curable coatings. Next Reinstadtler laid out the sustainability drivers for concrete coatings, covering such hot topics as volatile organic compound (VOC) regulation compliance, recycled content and energy efficiency contributions.
Sullivan then focused on coating selection, surface preparation, proper application techniques and equipment, and real-world uses and case histories.
According to Reinstadtler, “Attendees left with a greater understanding of the trend for high-performance decorative coatings, including what they are, how they work and where and when to use them.”
World of Concrete attendees interested in discussing this topic or others are invited to stop by the Bayer MaterialScience booth, S12427, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the show.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2009 sales of 7.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.