Leading the field: Car windshields for 2013 NASCAR racing season utilize Bayer polycarbonate sheet

Superior optical quality gives Bayer's polycarbonate sheet the inside track

Pittsburgh, May 7, 2013 — Traveling at speeds exceeding 200 mph, NASCAR drivers rely on their windshields to provide a clear view of the track and help protect them from flying debris. For the 2013 NASCAR season, Five Star Race Car Bodies selected Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet from Bayer MaterialScience LLC for this demanding application.

"We are using Bayer polycarbonate sheet exclusively for all of our racing window needs," said Carl Schultz, president and owner, Five Star Race Car Bodies. "Bayer's material provides drivers with the highest optical windshield, while also offering protection from debris and flying objects."

Makrolon® SQ polycarbonate sheet is UV stabilized, impact resistant, transparent sheet and offers a polished surface. Targeted optical quality is achieved through state-of-the-art extrusion and inspection processes. Quality limits for distortion, inclusions and surface defects are customized to meet each customer's specific application requirements.

"This project is just the latest example of how Bayer works closely with customers to overcome challenges and bring their products to market," said Brian Heine, senior sales manager, Central U.S., Bayer MaterialScience.

Five Star Race Car Bodies, located in Twin Lakes, Wis., has manufactured molded polycarbonate windows for NASCAR since 1992.

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.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC's Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet products, call 1-800-457-3553 or visit www.sheffieldplastics.com.

For more information about Five Star Race Car Bodies, visit http://www.fivestarbodies.com.

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