Pittsburgh, March 17, 2015 — A wide range of polycarbonate sheet grades manufactured by Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently received an evaluation report (ESR# 2728) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the polycarbonate sheets meet code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for specifying, using or approving Makrolon® polycarbonate and Hygard® polycarbonate sheets in construction projects under the International Building Code (IBC).
Specifically, Makrolon® polycarbonate grades GP, SL, AR, UV, and Mak 15; as well as Hygard® polycarbonate sheet grades CG375, CG500, CG750, BR750, BR1000, BR1250, MS1250, EX250, EX525, EX1100 and EX1300 were included in the ICC-ES evaluation report.
ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Bayer MaterialScience can now reference the evaluation report to assure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”
ICC-ES thoroughly examined Bayer MaterialScience’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. “We are very pleased to have several grades of our polycarbonate sheet products evaluated by ICC-ES,” said Dr. Ted Trautman, technology director – polycarbonate sheet products, North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “The high-quality standards of the ICC-ES evaluation offer peace of mind to specifiers in the building industry who are looking to use Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet, as it is an approved product that complies with the requirements of the codes.”
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.
About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company. Sustainability is central to the company‘s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
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