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Bayer Scientist Presented Polyurethane Coatings Technologies That Enhance and Protect Decorative Concrete

Nashville, TN, March 17, 2011 --( A Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientist addressed attendees at the Concrete Decor Show in Nashville, Tenn., March 15-18, 2011, and explained the benefits of high-performance polyurethane resins for coatings and sealants that enhance and protect the beauty of decorative concrete. Other Bayer MaterialScience LLC coatings and sealants experts were also available at their booth (#826) to discuss these technologies with show attendees.

Steven Reinstadtler, market development manager – Construction for Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS), Bayer MaterialScience LLC, presented a paper authored by Bayer scientist Terry Wayt entitled “Polyurethanes for Concrete: Past, Present and Future,” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 16. During his presentation, Reinstadtler discussed Wayt’s study of the various polyurethane technologies available for concrete applications – such as solvent-based primers and topcoats; thick-section, flexible mid-coats; hard-wear surface systems; polyaspartics; ultra-low volatile organic compound (VOC), two-component (2K) water-based topcoats and ultraviolet (UV)-curable coatings – and the benefits of each. Reinstadtler also detailed Wayt’s thoughts on how to evaluate which coating is best for a particular application.

At 10 a.m., Thursday, March 17, Reinstadtler was one of three speakers in the “Style and Substance: Broadening the Horizons of Decorative and Polished Concrete” session. During this session, Reinstadtler discussed recent work done with 2K waterborne polyurethane sealer technology and the use of this type of technology as a stainguard for decorative or diamond-polished concrete. Reinstadtler also highlighted the many advantages of 2K waterborne polyurethane sealer technology: no odor, ultra-low VOCs, good wetability of the surface, enhanced color pop, and resistance to many common chemicals such as foodstuffs, solvents, oil and other staining agents. This session concluded with a Q&A in which the three presenters will serve as panelists.

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.

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