For Immediate Release

Bayer MaterialScience LLC highlights how new 100 percent solids acrylated allophanate oligomers maximize UV coating system performance

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at RadTech’s UV/EB East Technology Conference

 Syracuse, N.Y., October 5, 2011 — Ongoing research and development by Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists has refined polyurethane chemistry, subsequently leading to the development of a new generation of products for UV (ultra violet) curable coatings – acrylated allophanate oligomers. Abdullah Ekin, senior associate scientist, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will present “Advanced Materials Enabling UV Curable Direct-to-Metal Applications,” at RadTech’s UV/EB East Technology Conference.

Acrylated allophanate oligomers offer many advantages to formulators – low viscosity, supplied in 100 percent solids and give the formulator the option to choose the appropriate reactive diluent for use in formulations. In addition, this new class of oligomers requires less reactive diluents in a finished formulation, allowing formulators to maintain the oligomer properties.

Ekin will discuss how allophanate-based oligomers compare in common tests with the performance of isocyanurate-based oligomers. Outdoor stability, application on engineered plastics, weathering data, success of direct-to-metal applications and salt spray tests were also covered.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,700 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion euros. The 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, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC's acrylated allophanate oligomers, call 412-777-3983 or visit www.bmsnafta.com.

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