Raw materials from Bayer help coatings protect and enrich architectural surfaces

Cincinnati, May 20, 2014 — Architectural coatings for commercial and institutional applications have their own unique requirements for durability, design and meeting regulations. Coatings play an important role in not only preserving surfaces but also making them functional, beautiful and more sustainable.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a diverse portfolio of raw materials for coatings that provide a solution for many architectural, building and construction applications. This broad portfolio will be showcased at the company’s booth #12&13 during the Durability + Design 2014 conference and exhibition, May 20-22 in Cincinnati.

Bayer’s raw materials and technologies include waterborne, polyaspartics and waterborne ultraviolet- (UV) cured coatings, which can be applied to a variety of surfaces such as concrete and vinyl floors, walls and decks. In addition to uses in healthcare, hospitality, higher education, and governmental buildings, the technologies can also be used for waterproofing and roofing applications.

Also during the conference, Steven Reinstadtler, coatings marketing manager – Construction Group and Sustainability, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS), Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will moderate a panel discussion “Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes” at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22.

Part of the discussion will focus on the role of sustainability in the coatings market. Bayer is focused on sustainability when bringing its products from conception to market. Sustainability is central to Bayer’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Attendees at the Durability + Design 2014 can visit Bayer’s booth #12&13 to learn more about its coating raw materials and technologies.

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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