Versatile polyurethane chemistry offers advantages for multiple markets and applications

New Orleans, February 9, 2015 — Ever since Otto Bayer discovered polyurethane chemistry in 1937, Bayer MaterialScience has continued to build on his legacy by developing new technologies in coatings. As a demonstration of the company’s coatings know-how, two technical experts from Bayer MaterialScience LLC will help educate attendees of The Waterborne Symposium about the formulation, use and benefits of polyurethane chemistry.

Pete Schmitt, field technical service manager, will teach two sections of short courses offered at this conference. On Feb. 9 he will present: Formulating Polyurethane Coatings as part of “The Fundamentals of Coatings” short course. He will review the different ways in which polyurethanes are formulated for different applications and discuss the use of additives. On Feb. 10 he will present: One-component Waterborne Polyurethanes, part of the “Reformulating to Waterborne Coatings” short course. In this session he will review the chemistry of waterborne polyurethanes and discuss various production methods.

Mike Jeffries, field technical service manager, will also present as part of the “Reformulating to Waterborne Coatings” short course on Feb. 10. During High-performance Waterborne Two-Component Polyurethane he will highlight the history of polyurethanes, discuss applications of two-component waterborne polyurethanes, and dig deeper into the chemistry, including polyisocyanate types, mixing and pot life effects, film properties and guide formulas.

The Waterborne Symposium takes place Feb. 9-13 in New Orleans.

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 and adhesives technologies, call 412-777-3983 or visit

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