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Plastics and adhesives are playing an increasing role in helping automakers reduce weight and enhance vehicle aesthetics inside and out.
Bayer’s diverse portfolio of lightweight materials and technologies can be used in numerous automotive applications, including composite underbodies, roof modules,... - November 19, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
High-performance Hygard® Sentinel protective facade incorporating transparent polymer laminate and innovative energy absorbers significantly reduces blast forces to buildings. - November 12, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer employees awarded best paper award at CPI’s Polyurethane Technical Conference. - November 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Employees’ safety excellence honored by Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas. - October 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Companies must constantly innovate – in products, technologies and thinking – to meet the ever-changing needs of markets and customers. Bayer MaterialScience LLC has incorporated “open innovation” into its strategy to encourage and facilitate new product development.
Bayer defines... - October 23, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Commercial epoxy adhesives are prone to brittleness. However, research shows that adding polyurethanes to an epoxy resin creates a tougher, more durable adhesive. The mixture capitalizes on polyurethane’s toughness, and the resulting hybrid adhesive reduces the brittleness to which stand-alone... - October 18, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
The inherent versatility of polyurethane chemistry has helped make it the material of choice for innovative products in diverse markets for decades. As a leading manufacturer of polyurethane raw materials and polyurethane systems, Bayer MaterialScience LLC remains on the cutting edge... refining formulations... - October 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Now more than ever, the building and construction industry is considering the sustainability of the materials used in residential and commercial structures. A life cycle assessment (LCA) of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is a useful approach that improves the understanding of environmental... - October 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as an essential tool for evaluating environmental impacts associated with products used in the building and construction industry. The LCA technique involves quantifying and interpreting energy and material resource inputs along with the environmental consequences... - September 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
As a key supplier to the Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) industry, Bayer MaterialScience LLC recognizes the need to establish consistent standards for contractors who apply this product. For that reason, the company has developed a Contractor Accreditation Program, which aims to help increase safety in... - September 26, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Giving HFCs the cold shoulder: As U.S. appliance makers warm up to alternative blowing agents, Bayer studies performance of polyurethane foam blown with cyclopentane. - September 26, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Since the 1960s, vinyl plastisols have been widely used as potting adhesives to bond filter material to metal end-caps in automotive air and fluid filters. Vinyl plastisols are disadvantaged by their long cycle times and high in-place density, as well as containing potentially-leaching ortho-phthalate... - September 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Secure, sustainable and durable polycarbonate-based sheet systems for building façades - September 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s sustainable building materials contribute to LEED-CI gold level certification at North American headquarters in Pittsburgh. - September 08, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
With ever-increasing threats and always-decreasing budgets in mind, Bayer MaterialScience has developed a new innovative blast-mitigating system for critical buildings and other structures that can be tailored to protect against a range of threat levels. The Hygard polycarbonate laminate system can be... - September 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Baytown plant’s certifications confirm environmentally responsible and quality-driven operations - August 31, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
The construction of the 35,000 Ton multi product epoxy resin facility was completed in April this year and since then different production lines were started in phases. - August 31, 2012 - China National Bluestar (Group) Co, Ltd
Bayer’s high-flow, UV-rated polycarbonate and color capabilities contribute to Snap Shield Perforation case design. - August 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
LifeTein becomes a University of Maryland’s preferred vendor for custom peptide synthesis service. LifeTein's PeptideSyn platform is optimized to provide a continuous flow of synthesized peptides, reducing costs while maintaining high quality. - August 22, 2012 - LifeTein
New RTM process combined with Bayer polyurethane produces better pressurized composite gas storage vessels faster. - August 17, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Elementis Specialties Inc. will produce specialty rheological additives and dispersants for water-based coatings at Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s New Martinsville, W. VA. Industrial Park. Bayer will lease approximately 2.5 acres of land and 48,000 square feet of building space to Elementis for an... - August 15, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC produces a wide range of films used in the automotive, apparel, footwear, electronics, lighting, medical packaging, printed graphics, and security and ID card industries. The company recently unveiled a new website that is essentially a one-stop shop for users of its specialty film products. The URL is www.bayerfilms.com. - June 13, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
The games at the European Soccer Championship will be played to the rhythm of the “Tango 12,” a cutting-edge synthetic ball that is fast, robust and precise. The adidas ball sports a new design and is based on proven materials from Bayer MaterialScience.
The surface texture of the official... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Proposed federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards of 54.5 miles per gallon, coupled with rising fuel prices, are spurring automakers to explore new ways to lighten up to improve fuel efficiency. It’s no secret that use of lightweight materials can help improve the energy efficiency... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Polycarbonate and polyurethane are increasingly being utilized by automakers to help improve the energy efficiency of vehicles. Understanding the respective value chains of these materials can be beneficial for OEMs who are seeking to expand their use.
At the Motor Vehicle Metals and Resins conference,... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
What do the tango, which originates in Latin America, and the official soccer ball of the same name for this year’s European Soccer Championship have in common? A variety of steps, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, an armory of twists and turns and endless vitality. Soccer fans are looking forward... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Industrial coatings built on one-component, thermally cured polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) are preferred in demanding applications, because the coatings’ unique chemistry imparts superior impact resistance, solvent and water resistance, and appearance. These properties make the technology attractive... - May 11, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Nature can be a beautiful sight, but its less friendly side can ruin a vehicle’s finish.
Two-component (2K) polyurethane clearcoats offer a deep, rich appearance that can help make a beautiful vehicle exterior. These coatings also provide etch resistance from nature’s nasty side –... - May 11, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Formulators today are looking for ways to enhance efficiency, improve performance and lessen the environmental impact of coatings. Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers coatings formulators a wide range of coatings raw materials, backed by outstanding technical expertise, to help them solve these challenges.
From... - May 10, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Styrene and unsaturated polyester gelcoats have traditionally been used for such demanding outdoor applications as transportation, marine and wind energy, among others. However, composite parts fabricators have been seeking a gelcoat that not only stands up to Mother Nature but is also more environmentally... - May 10, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Ultraviolet-cure (UV-cure) coating technology continues to gain traction in the coatings industry due to its many competitive advantages – low energy costs, no pot life issues, reduced environmental impact and a fast cure time, among others. Formulators are looking to capitalize on this technology... - May 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Otto Bayer discovered polyurethane chemistry 75 years ago. Since that time, this versatile chemistry has evolved, ushering in a number of coatings technologies, including one- and two-component solventborne and waterborne chemistries, radiation-curing polyurethane coatings and polyurethane powder coatings... - May 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Curtis Instruments’ motor speed controllers are used worldwide in many types of zero-emission electric vehicles, including counterbalance trucks, warehouse trucks and tow tractors. Vehicle operators benefit from smooth acceleration, deceleration and forward and reverse handling, along with an excellent... - May 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
As the coatings industry continues to seek ways to lessen its impact on the environment, ultraviolet-(UV) curable polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) have emerged as a viable solution. This coatings technology offers lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAPS) than... - May 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
To win over consumers, automotive interior designs must feature improved component functionality without sacrificing an elegant, luxurious appearance. Two recent innovations illustrate how materials and process technologies developed by Bayer MaterialScience LLC are helping automotive OEMs satisfy this... - May 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
The mild winter the East Coast of the United States recently experienced brought about early thoughts of spring. This vernal optimism is evident in Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s latest spring color palette, which offers manufacturers even more coloring options.
These five hues further broaden Bayer’s... - April 30, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Card security and technology are constantly evolving and improving. More card manufacturers are seeking increased security measures. When it comes to the latest developments increasing safety, Bayer MaterialScience LLC holds the trump card.
In addition to its already established line of materials for... - April 18, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Adhesive formulators always strive to provide high quality adhesives with strong bond and reliable processing. Replacing solvent-based adhesives with waterborne ingredients can provide improved performance, while meeting stricter environmental regulations. The Adhesive & Sealants Council’s... - April 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
DirectSkinning technology, now available in North America, is a new, one-step molding process that enables manufacturers to more efficiently produce parts with customizable color, texture and softness.
Developed jointly by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Proper Group International and KraussMaffei, DirectSkinning... - April 04, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Historically, the industry benchmark for glass coatings has been ceramic coatings. But, with a cure temperature of 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, formulas containing heavy metals and limited coloring options, ceramic coatings are becoming less desirable to today’s glass decorators.
As a leading producer... - March 28, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
It is often said that “Variety is the spice of life.” The same could be said of applications for coatings. Variations in the raw material combinations selected by formulators, and how those raw materials themselves are engineered, create nearly unlimited variations in properties and, therefore,... - March 14, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC welcomes Frank Rossitto as regional account manager for its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) business unit. He will manage all non-monomer customer accounts in the New England territory.
Rossitto began his career in 1993 as a process chemist at Bayer’s New Martinsville,... - March 05, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
The resin infusion process has traditionally utilized vinyl ester, unsaturated polyester and epoxy materials to form large, high-performance parts. However, these materials have drawbacks, including limited strength and the presence of styrene, among others. Continuing its successful track record of... - February 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
John Lemmex has been appointed chief financial officer, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. In this role, Lemmex is responsible for all finance and controlling activities in the NAFTA region. He also serves as a member of Bayer’s North American Leadership Team.
Lemmex, a native of Canada, joined Bayer... - February 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Filament winding is a common process for manufacturing cylindrical structures such as pipes and tanks with composite resins. Bayer MaterialScience LLC has shown its innovation might yet again, this time with the development of a new proprietary urethane formulation tailored specifically for the filament... - February 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Polyurethane is inherently versatile and for decades has been successfully utilized in wide-ranging industries and applications. At Composites 2012 Bayer MaterialScience LLC will showcase polyurethane systems innovations expected to open new markets for polyurethane composites.
“As a leader in... - February 24, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
As demand for renewable energy increases, wind turbine blades are increasing in size, leading to longer blades that can achieve larger swept areas. Yet, gravity-induced bending loads on blades create dramatic increases in dynamic stress, heightening market demand for a material that reduces blade mass... - February 24, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Polyurethane chemistry offers many benefits over traditional chemistries used in the pultrusion process. For officials at the Southminster Presbyterian Church, window lineals created using a glass-reinforced polyurethane pultrusion process solved a problem that was 50 years in the making.
The suburban... - February 24, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Keeping pace with the coating industry’s evolving demands requires ongoing product development. Waterborne polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) are an important part of the toolkit formulators can use to develop products for the architectural, industrial and special purpose coatings markets.
PUDs are... - February 20, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is debuting a new specialty grade of resin primarily designed for use in the medical market for applications such as diagnostic imaging equipment – computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanners; workstations;... - February 20, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC