Down to Earth and Up to the Sky – Bayer MaterialScience's Autumn Color Offerings Span the Distance

Transitioning from the bright shades of spring and the vibrant hues of summer, Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s autumn crop of colors maintains the optimism of the brighter shades, but with softer tones. Capitalizing on today’s ongoing trend of increased consumer desire for color in... - December 06, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience's Materials Contribute to Enhanced Styling, Reduced Vehicle Weight

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... - November 19, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Secure Site Design: Bayer MaterialScience Blast-Protection Solution for Building Facades Protects Critical Facilities and Personnel

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 Materialscience's Spray Polyurethane Foam Accreditation Wins Gold

Bayer employees awarded best paper award at CPI’s Polyurethane Technical Conference. - November 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience's Baytown Plant Earns "Best in Texas" Safety Award

Employees’ safety excellence honored by Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas. - October 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Materialscience's "Open Innovation" Opens a World of Possibilities for New Business Development

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... - October 23, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Mixing It Up: Bayer MaterialScience Polyurethanes Help Toughen Up Epoxy Adhesives

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... - October 18, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Two-Component Polyurethane System from Bayer MaterialScience Evolves to Help Customers Solve Materials and Design Challenges

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... - October 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience and Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Collaboration: Life Cycle Assessment Quantifies Benefits of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation in Residential

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... - October 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Use-Phase Benefits of Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Insulation Essential for Evaluating Environmental Impacts

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... - September 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Contractor Accreditation Program Emphasizes Safety, Adds Value for Spray Foam Contractor Community

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... - September 26, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Studies Performance of Polyurethane Foam Blown with Cyclopentane

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

Bayer MaterialScience Polyurethanes: an Effective Alternative to Vinyl Plastisols for Use in Automotive Air and Fluid Filters

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... - September 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Polycarbonate Sheet and Hygard System Presentation at Facade Design and Delivery

Secure, sustainable and durable polycarbonate-based sheet systems for building façades - September 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LEED-ing the Way in Sustainable Construction

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

Bayer MaterialScience's Blast-Protection Solution for Building Facades Protects Critical Facilities and Personnel

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... - September 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Plant Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

Baytown plant’s certifications confirm environmentally responsible and quality-driven operations - August 31, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bluestar Engineering Plastics Business Unit Opens a New High Performance Epoxy Facility in Nantong

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

Colorful iPad 2 Protection is a Snap with Bayer MaterialScience

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

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

Bayer MaterialScience Polyurethane Composites Can Take the Pressure

New RTM process combined with Bayer polyurethane produces better pressurized composite gas storage vessels faster. - August 17, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Elementis is New Tenant on Bayer MaterialScience Site

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... - August 15, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Easy-to-Navigate Website is a One-Stop Shop for Users of Bayer’s Specialty Film Products

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 - June 13, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience and Adidas Develop the Official Soccer Ball of the 2012 European Soccer Championship

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... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Automakers Lighten Up with Bayer Materials

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... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer’s Lightweight Materials Help Reduce Vehicle Weight, Enhance Styling

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... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Over 25 Years of Successful Collaboration Between Adidas and Bayer MaterialScience

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... - May 21, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Advances the Industrial Coating Cure… Enhancing Performance with Thermally Cured Polyurethane Dispersions

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... - May 11, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Tree Sap, Acid Rain No Match for 2K Polyurethane Exterior Automotive Clearcoats from Bayer

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

Bayer’s Raw Materials and Expertise Help the Coatings Industry Solve the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

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... - May 10, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

In-Mold Polyurethane Gelcoats from Bayer Stand Up to Mother Nature

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... - May 10, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer's UV-Cure Coatings Technology from A - Z

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... - May 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer's Advances in Polyurethane Chemistry Allow Formulators to Customize Coatings for a Wide Spectrum of Applications

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... - May 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer’s Tough, Flame-Resistant Plastic Protects Curtis Instruments’ Motor Speed Controller Technology That Powers Electric Vehicles

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... - May 07, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

One-Component, UV-Curable Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings from Bayer Make a Splash

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)... - May 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Materials and Processes Press Automakers’ Buttons

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... - May 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

The Latest Colors from Bayer Relate the Optimism and Joy of Springtime

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... - April 30, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience "IDs" New Developments in Card Security

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... - April 18, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Waterborne Dispersions from Bayer Offer High Initial and Final Bond Strengths and Customizable Formulations

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... - April 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

DirectSkinning Technology from Bayer, Proper Group International and KraussMaffei Creates Distinct, Luxurious Products with Customizable Look and Feel

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,... - April 04, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Polyurethane Dispersion Advancements from Bayer Enable Glass Coatings Formulators to Customize Properties

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... - March 28, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Scientist Discusses How Variations in Raw Materials Allow Coating Formulators to Customize Performance

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,... - March 14, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Appoints New Regional Account Manager for Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties Business

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... - March 05, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Low-Viscosity Urethane from Bayer Gives Processors a Low VOC Alternative for Resin Infusion

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... - February 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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... - February 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Drives Advances in Polyurethane Systems Innovation and Process Improvements

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... - February 25, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Polyurethane Solutions: Lighter. Stronger. Better.

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... - February 24, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

New Bayer Materialscience LLC Material Satisfies Market Demand for Stronger Wind Turbine Blades

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... - February 24, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Lightweight Polyurethane Composite Windows from Bayer and Graham Architectural Products Enhance Historic Church’s Energy Efficiency

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... - February 24, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Discusses Polyurethane Dispersions: an Important Element in a Coating Formulator’s Toolkit

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... - February 20, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

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