Bayer MaterialScience LLC
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Bayer MaterialScience’s Low-VOC Waterborne Technology Enables Primer Coating with Excellent Adhesion

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a waterborne primer technology in response to market demand for coatings that comply with more stringent VOC regulations and also provide the same high-performance properties as solventborne coatings, while maintaining the versatility to coat different substrates.

Chicago, IL, September 27, 2013 --( Successfully painting traditionally difficult-to-coat substrates used in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications is now much easier due to a Bayer MaterialScience LLC advance in waterborne primer coating raw material technology. In addition, primers built on this new Bayer technology offer high-performance properties and low volatile organic compound (VOC) content.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC developed the waterborne primer technology in response to market demand for coatings that not only comply with more stringent VOC regulations, but also provide the same high-performance properties as solventborne coatings as well as the versatility to coat different substrates.

Peter Schmitt, field technical service manager, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, shared new research on waterborne coating formulations during his presentation “Super-sticky waterborne primer” at the recent Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference, in Chicago.

“Recently, Bayer developed a high-performance, commercial waterborne coating that could be used as a primer on various substrates, such as aluminum, wood, vinyl, polyester and polyurethane materials, while giving manufacturers the opportunity to use one topcoat over all substrates,” Schmitt said. “The formulation is a good fit for applications in the building and construction, automotive and industrial coatings industries.”

Schmitt shared additional insights into the polyurethane chemistry behind the waterborne coating advancements along with results from tests that measure chemical and abrasion resistance and other attributes.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 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, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
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