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Bayer MaterialScience Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam Now Approved for Florida Residential Code Wind Uplift Requirements


Bayseal™ CC and Bayseal™ CC X from Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently received approval from an accredited third party laboratory to meet the stringent Florida Building Code wind uplift requirements.

Spring, TX, April 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Hurricanes cause an estimated $10 billion in damages every year. Accordingly, the 2010 Florida residential building code requires strict performance standards for building products to endure high wind events. Bayseal™ Closed Cell (CC) spray‐applied polyurethane foam (SPF) products Bayseal CC and Bayseal™ CC X from Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently received approval under the stringent Florida Building Code wind uplift requirements. As tested by an accredited third party laboratory, Bayseal™ CC and Bayseal™ CC X had a design uplift resistance of -190 pounds per square foot. This is the highest possible rated resistance by the test apparatus.

Bayseal™ CC and Bayseal™ CC X meet the Florida requirements when applied as only a fillet at the junction of the roof deck and along both sides of the roof rafter/truss top chords. Bayseal™ CC and Bayseal™ CC X SPF also qualify for homeowner insurance discounts, dependent on individual insurance company criteria and the building authority having local jurisdiction.

“It’s important to note that this approval for Bayseal™ Closed Cell SPF applies specifically to the roof assembly,” said Jose Luna, technology manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials. “Using Bayseal™ Closed Cell as insulation in the walls provides additional structural strength due to the monolithic sealing nature of the product. This sealing capability also helps reduce air leakage and makes homes more energy efficient. Bayseal™ Closed Cell SPF is also naturally resistant to water, reducing the risk of mold growth within the wall cavity as a result of moisture infiltration. Bayseal™ Closed Cell SPF is a highly effective product against the damaging impact of high winds and water on homes.”

Closed Cell SPF is recognized by FEMA as a secondary water barrier for Gulf Coast construction per FEMA Technical Bulletin 2-08. A full International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) report is available for Bayseal™ Closed Cell SPF at http://www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_files/ICC-ES/ESR-2072.pdf

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.

Contact:
Carrie Stallwitz, Phone: 713-320-8165
E-mail: carrie@witzpr.com

Jenna Villarreal, Phone: 281-825-4757
E-mail: jenna.villarreal@bayer.com

For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit www.spf.bayermaterialscience.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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Contact Information
Bayer MaterialScience SPF
Carrie Stallwitz
713-320-8165
Contact
spf.bayermaterialscience.com/

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