New opportunity for facility managers with industrial coatings shift into architectural market

Las Vegas, October 7, 2014 — What do a bridge and a hotel lobby have in common? They both require coatings that provide durability, scrubbability and chemical resistance. Increasingly, the same properties that have made industrial coatings well-suited to large-scale infrastructure are now making them attractive for architectural applications, such as hotel lobbies.

Due to enhanced and innovative technology that is required in high-touch and high-scrubbed areas, industrial coatings are helping reduce the repaint cycle, keep areas safe and offer cost efficiencies in the architectural market.

High durability (HD) two-component waterborne polyurethane coating technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC performs with the expected durability, scrubbability and chemical resistance of industrial coatings, while also fulfilling additional architectural coating requirements of color retention, low VOCs and odor, low sheen and a fast return-to-service time.

As the advantages of utilizing HD two-component waterborne polyurethane technology for the architectural market become more well known, these coatings continue to migrate beyond their initial use in healthcare settings into a broader range of buildings, such as those in hospitality, higher education, government and resorts/sports venues.

“We’re not talking about an incremental shift in durability or scrubbability,” said Steven Reinstadtler, coatings marketing manager, Construction and Sustainability, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “We are talking about an exponential improvement in durability, where the coatings are easy to clean repeatedly and possess excellent scrub and chemical resistance compared with traditional coatings.”

Reinstadtler will discuss this topic during his presentation “Using Industrial Coatings in Architectural Spaces” at 3:10 p.m. on October 8 during the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference taking place from October 7 – 8 in Las Vegas.

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.

Bayer Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: 412-777-7503
sarah.schade@bayer.com

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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