Bayer’s First Flame-Retardant PC/ABS Plastic for Extrusion Applications Targets Diagnostic Imaging

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

Bayer Takes Off with New Ways to Reduce Dry-to-Fly Time

Time is money. Current coatings used on aircraft require 72 hours to cure before the plane can be moved outside the hangar. Therefore, there is a desire in the industry to increase productivity and efficiency by decreasing the “dry-to-fly” time. Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists have... - February 17, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

OrthoSensor’s™ Intelligent Device for Knee Replacement Surgery Leverages Bayer’s Medical Polycarbonate

Surgery requires precision. OrthoSensor’s™ new Knee Balancer provides precise, quantitative intraoperative data on soft tissue balancing during total knee replacement surgery. Until now, surgeons had to subjectively determine the amount of pressure to apply to a knee implant. This... - February 17, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Delivers New Grade of Medical Plastics That Offers Lower Stiffness Properties

Medical equipment manufacturers searching for just the right material for their application now have another option, as Bayer MaterialScience LLC has added depth to its already strong family of medical materials. Bayblend® M750 polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC/ABS) meets... - February 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Innovative Auto-Injector Utilizes Bayer Plastics for Optimal Portability, Safety and Ease of Use

With the goal of becoming the safest, most portable and user-friendly auto-injector on the market, an innovative epinephrine auto-injector in development for patients at risk for anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, is utilizing Bayer MaterialScience LLC plastics. It combines a well-known... - February 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Advances in Waterborne Paint Resins from Bayer Increase Coatings’ Mettle

Painting metal substrates provides an attractive appearance. It also imparts corrosion resistance: Painted metal articles, such as railings, mailboxes, athletic stadiums and window frames, last longer than unpainted metals when exposed to outdoor weather conditions, including rain, snow, sleet and... - February 16, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Provides Missing Piece for Fraen's Optics Division LED Puzzle

Fraen's Optics Division wanted to produce a high-performing optic for use in light emitting diode (LED) lighting to meet the general illumination market’s needs, as well as the company’s own performance targets. With the help of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Fraen was able to find the key... - February 09, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bright Idea: New Polycarbonate Grade from Bayer Can Replace Aluminum in LED Heat Sinks

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is launching a new grade of thermally conductive plastic to help lighting manufacturers meet consumer demand quickly and cost-effectively. - February 09, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Time is Money: Bayer Helps Improve Shop and Field Painting Throughout by Reducing Finish Coat Handling Time

In the world of blast-and-paint production for structural steel, rarely does a new technology make a game-changing difference in workflow, handling and transportation. However, polyaspartic technologies have and continue to do so. Polyaspartic coatings can reduce painting systems from three coats... - February 06, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Scientists Discuss How Formulation Variables Determine How Topcoats Weather the Storm

The weathering performance of polyurethane topcoats can be altered by changing variables such as pigment-to-binder (P/B) ratio, isocyanates index, resin/polyisocyanate selection, fillers and additives. Two Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists set out to determine what effect modifying these... - February 03, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Reviews Potential Regulatory Changes

As part of its Enhanced Chemical Management Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Chemical Action Plans (CAPs) for the polyurethane raw materials methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI). MDI and TDI are used in the production of polyurethane... - February 02, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

New Bayer Waterborne Polyurethane Technology Provides Fresh Coatings for Hospital Facility Managers

Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists have developed a waterborne polyurethane coatings technology for healthcare facilities that is just what the doctor ordered: it offers hospital facility managers a durable coating – which is inherently low in VOCs – that is resistant to harsh cleaners and disinfectants without sacrificing aesthetics. - February 01, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Contractors Floored by Bayer’s New Raw Materials for Concrete Topcoats

Coatings applicators have long struggled with changing temperatures and humidity levels in the field. Bayer MaterialScience LLC recognized this market need and developed a new raw material that translates into topcoats for decorative and industrial concrete that are more user-friendly. Bayer... - January 27, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Seals Its Position as a Coating & Sealant Market Innovator

One of the fastest growing market segments in the concrete flooring arena is sealers for decorative and polished concrete surfaces. There is a need in this market for a more durable, longer lasting product, and Bayer MaterialScience LLC sealed its position as a coating and sealant market innovator by developing a new technology for sealers. - January 26, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Welcomes New Baycusan® Cosmetics Polyurethane Raw Materials Key Account Manager

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed David Krempels key account manager, Baycusan® cosmetics ingredients line. He is based in Northern New Jersey, the primary hub of activity in the North American cosmetics industry. In this role, Krempels will drive innovative Bayer polyurethane chemistry... - January 23, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Welcomes New Director, Regional Key Account Sales for Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Marc Daniel Block director, regional key account sales for its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) business unit. In this role, Block leads the CAS regional key account sales team in the United States. He also serves as head of the technical sales team... - January 12, 2012 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bluestar Developed Compatibilizer That Improves the Strength of PPE Alloys

The compound R&D department of Bluestar in Nantong has developed a new additive for Glass filled PPE blends that has a very significant improvement on properties like tensile and flexural strength. Small additions improve several strength properties by 25 percent. The composition of the new... - January 11, 2012 - China National Bluestar (Group) Co, Ltd

US Department of Energy Recognizes Bayer Composite Technologies That Help Wind Turbines Generate More Power

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a new polyurethane-based composite technology in response to the wind power industry’s desire for stronger, longer wind blades. A development team led by Bayer found polyurethane chemistry to dramatically improve fatigue and fracture toughness... - December 09, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Flexes Its Polyurethane Foam Technology

Bayer MaterialScience LLC flexes its innovative muscle with a new polyurethane foam technology that enables the direct production of very high air flow foams comparable to those achieved through current processes. Enhanced air flow and the transfer of moisture away from the body are desirable... - December 01, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

PUR-ifying the Filtration Market: Bayer Brings Global Polyurethane Technology to Filters

Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s polyurethane technology is PUR-ifying the filtration market on a global scale. Increasing government regulations for air and water quality are spurring demand for filtration materials and replacement parts in the healthcare, automotive, trucking and pool/spa... - November 18, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer’s Polyaspartic Gelcoat Technology Accelerates Waterslides’ Return to Service

Water park owners and contractors are seeking advanced gelcoat technology that offers faster cures, improved color and gloss retention, and proven durability so they can repair, re-finish and re-open waterslides. Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s two-component (2K) polyaspartic coating technology... - November 17, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Lightens Automakers’ Load - Lightweight and Structural Components Shed Vehicle Weight

Automakers are driven to design lightweight cars that will meet increasing fuel efficiency requirements – 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 – and satisfy consumer appetite for high-quality vehicles. They’re finding that they can lose vehicle weight and gain styling with engineering thermoplastics and composite materials. - November 16, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer’s EcoCommercial Building Conference Center Sparkles with Green Power Award

Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s EcoCommercial Building (ECB) Conference Center is a sparkling example for promoting Pennsylvania’s clean-energy economy. For its work, Bayer received a Green Power: Turn It On award from Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture). The annual award... - October 31, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Cool Mattress Technology Paper from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Breezes Into Winner’s Circle at Polyurethane Technical Conference

A foam mattress’s coolness, durability and compression set resistance are linked to a flexible polyurethane foam’s porosity. Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s new polyether polyol and formulation technology produce very high air flow polyurethane foam to achieve that “cool”... - October 24, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at SAMPE Tech 2011: New Class of Polyurethane-Based Composite Systems Developed for Use in Large Windmill Blades

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a new class of stronger composite materials in response to the wind power industry’s move toward developing and manufacturing longer, larger, more productive wind blades. A Bayer scientist and a researcher from Molded Fiber Glass conducted studies to... - October 19, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at the ITB Automotive Cockpit and Door Modules Conference: High Pressure Forming Plastic Film Offers Increased Center Stack Functionality

A Bayer films expert discusses new concepts for integrated center stack design- the console between the driver and passenger seats that houses many dashboard controls- created by high pressure forming (HPF) Makrofol® HF 278 G-4 polycarbonate film. In the study, Makrofol® HF 278 G-4 was UV-cured and coated with Pröll’s NORILUX DC-3 formable Dual-Cure-Lacquer, providing the center stack with superior scratch resistance, good formability, high chemical resistance and high gloss. - October 17, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is Optimizing the Energy Performance of Global EcoCommercial Building Projects

Bayer MaterialScience LLC announces it will utilize energy monitoring solutions from Noveda Technologies to optimize the energy performance of its EcoCommercial Building (ECB) projects around the world. Noveda, based in Branchburg, N.J., is the latest addition to the ECB Network, which brings... - October 07, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Highlights How New 100 Percent Solids Acrylated Allophanate Oligomers Maximize UV Coating System Performance

Ongoing research and development by Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists has refined polyurethane chemistry, subsequently leading to the development of a new generation of products for UV (ultra violet) curable coatings – acrylated allophanate oligomers. Abdullah Ekin, senior associate... - October 07, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer’s Tough, Durable and Long-Lasting Polyaspartic Gelcoat Technology Makes a Splash in Waterpark Industry

Millions of people slipped and slid their way down thousands of composite water slides last year. Yet, the large number of people catapulting down an individual water slide, along with continuous water flow, and sun and weather exposure, take a toll on a slide’s finish. Waterpark owners are... - October 07, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Greener Buildings Blossom with Bayer’s High-Performance Materials, Technologies and Initiatives

From energy-efficient insulation and durable, aesthetically pleasing polycarbonate glazing to advanced coatings and sealants and a burgeoning green building network, Bayer MaterialScience LLC featured its broad portfolio of sustainable building solutions at this year’s Greenbuild... - October 06, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Next-Generation Polyaspartic Coatings from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Improve Throughput Speed by Reducing Handling Times

Current coatings technologies for steel construction require long dry-to-handle times that can lead to construction delays or damage during shipping, fit-up and erection. Increasingly, engineers, architects and other building professionals are seeking coatings technologies with early development... - October 06, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Scientist Highlights Advantages of UV-Cure Coatings Technology

Ultraviolet- (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. Attendees of RadTech’s UV/EB East Technology... - October 06, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference: Next-Generation Polyaspartics Coatings Improve Throughput Speed by Reducing Handling Times

Current coatings technologies for steel construction require long dry-to-handle times that can lead to construction delays or damage during shipping, fit-up and erection. Increasingly, engineers, architects and other building professionals are seeking coatings technologies with early development... - September 16, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Study Indicates Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings Are Effective as Corrosion-Resistant Coating Resins

Use of waterborne polyurethane technology is increasing in such areas as construction coatings, automotive coatings, protective coatings and industrial metal coatings. But, can this technology really stand up to these demanding applications? Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Peter Schmitt, senior... - September 14, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Scientist Discussed Using Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersion Chemistry to Coat Glass Containers

Industrial coatings (coatings applied at the time of manufacture) constitute a sizable market: in 2008, 344 million gallons of industrial coatings were sold to customer industries at a value of $5.6 billion.[1] Waterborne polyurethane dispersion (PUD) chemistry offers a unique value proposition... - September 14, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Blast-Resistant Structural Envelope from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Offers New Level of Protection for Buildings and Occupants

Protecting people and other critical assets from the devastation of an explosive attack is a high priority for security and building managers – and Bayer MaterialScience LLC. Harnessing its high-tech materials expertise, Bayer has developed Hygard® BL80 Shock-Wave Sentinel as an advanced... - August 29, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Low-Viscosity Acrylated Allophanate Oligomers from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Offer UV-Cure Coatings Formulators Greater Design Freedom

The demand for low-viscosity, high-functionality, 100 percent solids, ultraviolet- (UV) cure coatings has led to the development of a new class of oligomers based on acrylated allophanate chemistry. This new class of acrylated allophanate oligomers offers UV coatings formulators the ability to... - June 29, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Composites One Sign Agreement for Sale of Polyurethane Resin Systems

Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Composites One announced today that they have reached a distribution agreement in which Composites One will sell Bayer MaterialScience’s polyurethane resin systems directly to composite parts manufacturers throughout the United States. The agreement is effective... - June 22, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Welcomes Steven Sternberger to Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties Team

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Steven Sternberger industrial marketing manager for coatings in the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business unit. In this role, Sternberger leads the CAS team’s efforts to meet evolving coatings requirements for industrial, construction,... - June 20, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

New Grades of Makrofol® Hard-Coated Films from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Offer Superior Performance Characteristics and Manufacturing Flexibility

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is bringing to manufacturers two solutions that offer even greater scratch resistance for polycarbonate parts – its 2-D, nonformable Makrofol® HS 520 hard-coated film and its 3-D formable Makrofol® HF 278 hard-coated film. - June 16, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Plastic Used in Cool, Colorful and Recyclable iPhone® Case from Innovez™

People everywhere are using smartphones to talk, text, check email, surf the Web and play games. The ever-expanding capabilities of these devices are ultra-convenient for consumers, but there is a downside: more opportunity for damage. Innovez™ has developed a protective slider case for the... - June 13, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

New Grade of Polycarbonate from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Meets Growing Trend for Thinner Walls in Medical Devices

As demand for smaller, less intrusive medical devices continues to grow, designers and OEMs are increasingly seeking materials with properties that can make these new devices possible. Bayer MaterialScience LLC launched a new grade of medical polycarbonate to address this need during the Medical... - June 10, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Fills Industry Need with Expanded Medical Thermoplastic Polyurethane Product Line

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is adding three new grades to its medical thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) product line. The new TPU medical grades, which are all commercially available, extend the hardness range of Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s TPU product portfolio. Texin® RxT70A resin,... - June 09, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Lubricious Medical Coatings from Bayer MaterialScience LLC Resist Particle Shedding During Use

Bayer MaterialScience LLC announced new measurements that illustrate the durability of its Baymedix™ CL 100 lubricious coating technology. Catheters with Baymedix™ CL 100 coatings, subjected to demanding simulated-use tests, released far fewer wear particles than the levels defined by... - June 08, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer Film Product Honored with ICMA Élan Award

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) has honored a film product from Bayer MaterialScience with one of the ICMA Élan Awards. An independent panel of experts from the ID card industry judged the company’s film Makrofol® ID 320 Antiscratch to be the top innovation... - June 02, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at Cleveland Coatings Society Technical Symposium: Waterborne PUDs Enable Chemists to Develop Customized, High-Performance Coatings Formulations

The adage “The customer is always right” is sometimes easier said than done – particularly for formulating chemists trying to meet customer demands in a variety of markets. To keep customers satisfied, formulators can turn to waterborne polyurethane dispersion (PUD) chemistry for... - May 23, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s TDI Team Steams Up Annual Energy Savings at Baytown, Texas, Plant

A team of employees at Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Baytown, Texas, plant have substantially reduced energy consumption by optimizing site operations. At the 2011 Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC), held May 17-19 in New Orleans, the Baytown toluene diisocyanate (TDI) Train team... - May 20, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at ANTEC 2011: Medical-Grade Polycarbonate Exhibits Excellent Retention of Mechanical Properties After Gamma Irradiation

Consistent resin performance and the retention of physical and mechanical properties over a wide range of conditions are critical to plastic medical devices. - May 09, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Polycarbonate Gives Innovative Sinus Therapy Device Strength and Striking Color

Anyone suffering from colds, flu, sinusitis, allergies, croup and chronic dryness knows the soothing power of warm vapor. Vapore, Inc. has brought a new dimension to this relief with its innovative, over-the-counter (OTC) sinus therapy device, MyPurMist™. Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s... - May 05, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience Announces Investment in Baytown, Texas, Plant

Bayer MaterialScience is set to invest some U.S. $120 million into its Baytown, Texas, site. Baytown, which celebrates 40 years of manufacturing success this year, is the company’s largest manufacturing facility in the United States and is a keystone of Bayer MaterialScience’s global... - May 05, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC

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