Bayer MaterialScience LLC Introduces Web-Based Applicator Program in Spanish

Free, interactive program from Bayer MaterialScience LLC provides introduction to spray polyurethane foam insulation and specialty coatings industry in Spanish.

Spring, TX, April 25, 2012 --( Bayer MaterialScience LLC now offers its Applicator Fundamentals Program in Spanish. The free, interactive, online program is geared toward spray polyurethane foam (SPF) contractors and applicators; it addresses the basics of SPF application, equipment, and safety.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC developed the Applicator Fundamentals Program to promote the use of SPF insulation and roofing in residential and commercial applications. The program has seven modules that include an overview on SPF, jobsite and spray rig preparation, equipment operation, wall application, roof application, and coatings.

The Bayer Applicator Fundamentals Program illustrates proper application and installation of SPF. Bayer has offered the informative free program in English at its website for more than a year. The Bayer Applicator Fundamentals Program combined with the Center for the Polyurethane Industries (CPI) SPF Chemical Health and Safety Online Training program provides a best practices guide to safe spray polyurethane foam products and uses. Completion of both the CPI Safety Training and Bayer Applicator Fundamentals Program is prerequisite to enroll in Bayer’s hands-on Applicator Information Program. Martha Vandamme, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Bayer MaterialsScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials, manages Bayer’s suite of SPF applicator programs.

“Our contractors have been asking for a Spanish version of the Applicator Fundamentals Program ever since we released the original English program,” RJ Anderson, Technical Service Manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials, said. “Better information benefits the entire SPF industry, yet we know SPF applicators have the most critical need for current safety and best practices information. Now, Spanish-speaking applicators across the country have easy access to a program that informs them about jobsite safety and SPF installation.”

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
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 14,800 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2011 sales of 10.8 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience’s 2011 sales in North America were $2.9 billion. 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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For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit

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