"Tough" can also be beautiful: High-durability wall paint technology from Bayer leads the migration from industrial to architectural applications

Denver, June 21, 2013 — Coatings providing low odor, durability and pleasing aesthetics are sought after for commercial, healthcare and architectural applications. A new high-durability (HD) waterborne polyurethane coatings technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC now enables architects to specify paints that meet all of these requirements, are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and add surprising beauty.

HD wall paint technology offers a number of benefits when used in paint formulations. These include:

  • Four times more durable than conventional latex paint
  • Withstands frequent scrubbing with harsh disinfectants/chemicals
  • Four times less expensive than tile
  • Emits little to no odor during application
  • Available in low-sheen or matte finishes

High-performance polyurethane paint technology was originally developed for advanced industrial maintenance coatings used in production and industrial facilities. The technology's proven performance benefits have been realized by coatings specifiers. Because of this, Bayer developed coatings utilizing HD wall paint technology that migrate key high-performance properties from industrial maintenance coatings into architectural paints. This HD technology is now being used in high-scrub/ high-touch areas in commercial and institutional buildings, such as hospitals, schools, universities and hotel lobbies.

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 coatings materials and technologies, call 412-777-3983.

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Name: Thomas Erdner
Phone: 412-777-5200
Company: Bayer MaterialScience
Email: thomas.erdner@bayer.com