When one size can't fit all: Bayer raw materials for coatings offer industrial strength, customizable formulation

Chicago, May 12, 2014 — The industrial market is increasingly looking for high-performance, sustainable coatings to protect its assets. The versatility of ultraviolet- (UV) cured waterborne polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) from Bayer MaterialScience LLC is just one reason they are ideally suited for applications such as coatings for metal and plastic components used in consumer and industrial products.

This coatings technology offers lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAPS) than solventborne coatings, while still providing the performance characteristics necessary for a variety of demanding applications.

Raymond Stewart, senior scientist, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will present “Waterborne UV-curable Coatings for Industrial Market Segments” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, during the RadTech UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference being held May 12-14 in Chicago. Stewart will discuss a formulating strategy for using blends of UV-curable PUDs and non-UV curable PUDs to attain desired film properties.

In addition to Stewart’s presentation, show attendees can learn more about Bayer’s raw materials for coatings by stopping by booth #613 to talk with experts and see several floor samples made possible with Bayer raw materials.

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 www.bmsnafta.com/.

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