In the GreenZone at Greenbuild: High durability wall coatings protect, add functionality to surfaces

New Orleans, October 21, 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 offers a solution for avoiding the time and expense of repeatedly repainting walls that are frequently scrubbed, scratched marred or disinfected. Tough architectural wall and trim coatings built on the company’s High Durability (HD) technology are engineered to survive repeated scrubbings with harsh chemicals without compromising their integrity or changing their color. Additionally, Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers dry erase paint technology for conference rooms, classrooms and children's rooms. The clear, dry erase paint technology, professionally applied over a previously painted wall, allows the wall area to be written on with dry erase markers while retaining the original paint’s color. Bayer’s technology for coatings will be featured in the GreenZone during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans. This year’s GreenZone project is a modular classroom/lab/community center pre-constructed and displayed at the conference. At the conclusion of Greenbuild, it will be moved to its permanent Lower 9th Ward home in a residential block south of the Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands Triangle viewing platform. It will serve as a community center and K-12 classroom for educating students on water quality, water conservation, storm water management, and resiliency. Bayer’s HD wall coating technology exceeds the stringent protocols of MPI #252, 254 and 256 Paint Standards, can be formulated to specify low-gloss finishes with excellent scrubbability, achieves desired high durability in low sheen finish and hides drywall defects. The professionally applied dry erase paint technology gives designers and home owners the flexibility of using their current paint color palette while creatively utilizing classroom or playroom spaces without the worries of difficult-to-remove shadowing or ghosting due to the use of dry erase markers. For more information about these and other Bayer materials and technologies for the sustainable building and construction industry visit the company’s booth #1223 or the GreenZone during Greenbuild.

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. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Bayer Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: 412-777-7503

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

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