Making material considerations stick in automotive lightweighting

Bayer raw materials for adhesives help bond multi-material vehicles

Orlando, April 28, 2014 — Joining mixed materials is a significant challenge for automakers as they deploy new material combinations to help reduce vehicle component weight. Lightweight, multi-material vehicles require bonding technologies to handle a diverse material mix.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed raw materials for adhesives, such as two-component polyurethane adhesives, that are well-suited for this task. Using these solutions can help automakers use lighter materials, translating into improved fuel efficiency and sustainability.

Danielle Hunter, manager, Market Development, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will present “Exploring the unmet needs of automotive OEMs: structural adhesives” at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, during the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention and EXPO in Orlando. Hunter will highlight results from a series of exploratory discussions within the automotive industry to better understand the changing dynamics facing automakers and adhesive companies as they prepare for more stringent fuel standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

In addition to Hunter’s presentation, attendees can learn more about Bayer’s raw materials for adhesives by stopping by Bayer’s booth (#214 & 216) during the show, April 28-30.

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 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2013 sales of 11.2 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer Group 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.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s coatings and adhesives technologies, call 412-777-3983 or visit

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