Bayer’s low-VOC waterborne technology enables primer coating with excellent adhesion

Chicago, September 25, 2013 — Successfully painting traditionally difficult-to-coat substrates used in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications is now much easier due to a Bayer MaterialScience LLC advance in waterborne primer coating raw material technology. In addition, primers built on this new Bayer technology offer high-performance properties and low volatile organic compound (VOC) content.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC developed the waterborne primer technology in response to market demand for coatings that not only comply with more stringent VOC regulations, but also provide the same high-performance properties as solventborne coatings as well as the versatility to coat different substrates.

Peter Schmitt, field technical service manager, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will share new research on waterborne coating formulations during a presentation “Super-sticky waterborne primer” at 8:50 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. Schmitt’s talk is part of the Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference, which is being held Sept. 26-27, in Chicago.

“Recently, Bayer developed a high-performance, commercial waterborne coating that could be used as a primer on various substrates, such as aluminum, wood, vinyl, polyester and polyurethane materials, while giving manufacturers the opportunity to use one topcoat over all substrates,” Schmitt said. “The formulation is a good fit for applications in the building and construction, automotive and industrial coatings industries.”

Schmitt will share additional insights into the polyurethane chemistry behind the waterborne coating advancements along with results from tests that measure chemical and abrasion resistance and other attributes. Attendees of the Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference can visit Bayer’s booth (#32) to learn more about waterborne coatings technology.

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 technology, call 412-777-3983 or visit www.bmsnafta.com.

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