Building on Bayer’s material expertise: Materials from Bayer MaterialScience enable energy-efficient, sustainable, profitable building design and construction

Chicago, June 25, 2014 — Whether overhead, underfoot or lighting the way and protecting surfaces – Bayer MaterialScience LLC provides architects and design professionals materials they can build on. Stable temperatures, efficient lighting, durable windows and resilient wall coatings are just a few of the many solutions possible with Bayer materials.

Bayer will highlight its material offerings for applications ranging from lighting, daylighting, insulation and security glazing to polyurethane coatings for kitchen cabinets, floors and walls during The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo 2014. The AIA Expo, held June 26-28, in Chicago, is the largest annual gathering of architects and design professionals in the U.S. Attendees are invited to stop by Bayer’s booth (#1654).

Here’s a look at what Bayer will have on display.

Raw materials for high-performance, sustainable coatings

Through Bayer’s architectural house model, attendees can see firsthand the diverse applications enhanced by polyurethane coatings. Combining functionality, sustainability and beauty, coatings utilizing Bayer raw materials preserve and protect applications ranging from the kitchen cabinets to the steps leading upstairs, to the bedrooms and bathroom floors and walls in the miniature display.

Strong, light-transmissive, protective polycarbonate sheet and resins

Design engineers and architects turn to polycarbonates from Bayer for applications requiring strength, light transmission and added protection. Polycarbonate glazing is ideal for daylighting applications where translucence and transparency are vital. It helps designers achieve designs not possible with traditional glass. Applications such as canopies, facades, shelters, skylights and security windows also benefit from the properties of polycarbonate glazing.

Building planners looking to safeguard structures from blast, ballistic, forced entry and weather events also rely on laminated polycarbonate sheet from Bayer for an extra element of protection.

Additionally, Bayer provides a broad range of material solutions for lighting applications, including polycarbonate resin grades specifically developed for use in light emitting diode (LED) applications. With properties such as high light transmission, clarity and even thermal conductivity, polycarbonates from Bayer are a great material choice for LED optics, lenses, enclosures and heat sinks.

Energy-efficient, sustainable polyurethane insulation

As architect and design professionals look to reduce energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings, an important factor is proper insulation. Bayer provides a variety of polyurethane insulation systems and technologies for roofing and perimeter wall applications, including spray polyurethane foam insulation, and raw materials and systems for rigid foam polyisocyanurate insulation boards and insulated metal panels.

Another Bayer offering on display is high-performing window stiffeners. These window stiffeners are formed from polyurethane composites and serve as an alternative to aluminum inserts.

With a wide array of proven materials and technologies for building and construction needs, Bayer is a go-to supplier of materials used in residential and commercial construction applications. Visit Bayer’s booth #1654 during the AIA Expo 2014 to learn more about these and other Bayer solutions for the building and construction industry.

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

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC polycarbonate material offerings for the building and construction market, call 1-800-662-2927, email or visit

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet products, contact Sales at 800-254-1707 or visit

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s polyurethanes, call 412-777-7454 or visit

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