Raising the bar on safety, performance and professionalism: Bayer MaterialScience LLC earns Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance supplier accreditation

Pittsburgh, January 22, 2015 — Bayer MaterialScience LLC, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems house and raw materials supplier, has completed a comprehensive certification program to become a Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Accredited Supplier.

Bayer strongly advocates for continually raising standards related to SPF safety, product stewardship, quality and professionalism. Becoming an Accredited Supplier underscores the company’s commitment to remaining involved in ongoing efforts to raise the standards of health and safety for the entire SPF industry.

“Bayer is proud to be among the leading spray foam manufacturers coming together to define their commitment to product stewardship and safety,” said Paul Royba, interim general systems house manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

Furthermore, Bayer is convinced that all value chain members can work with various industry groups including the Center for the Polyurethane Industry, the Spray Foam Coalition, SPFA and other system houses to enhance product health and safety.

“Much progress has already been made and Bayer is optimistic that along with the industry, consumers will continue to recognize the importance of using properly trained and educated SPF providers,” Royba continued.

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.

About SPFA

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is the premiere organization representing contractors, manufacturers, and the complete value chain of SPF on safety, technical, educational, advocacy, promotional and other issues. SPFA is a 501(c)6 membership-based technical trade association representing the leading SPF companies in the United States and abroad. SPFA offers superior training and new professional certification opportunities to the industry’s installers and contractors. SPFA delivers an annual convention and expo serving SPF professionals, utilizes its exceptional partnerships in industry to deliver various services for its members, and provides a unified voice for SPF on insulation, roofing and other installations. www.sprayfoam.org.

Bayer Contact:

Bob Walker, Phone: 412-777-2369
bob.walker@bayer.com

For more information about SPF products from Bayer MaterialScience, visit: www.polyurethanes.bayer.com/en/Products/Spray-Foam-Systems/Overview.aspx.

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