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Join Bayer MaterialScience LLC experts at World of Concrete to hear about the latest advances in polyurethane concrete coatings built on Bayer technology

Bayer MaterialScience LLC at World of Concrete 2011

 Las Vegas, January 18, 2011 ––  Concrete and masonry professionals are again descending on Las Vegas for the industry’s only annual international event, World of Concrete (WoC), with exhibits taking place January 18 – 21. Attendees are invited to stop by the Bayer MaterialScience LLC booth, S12427, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, to see firsthand the latest advances in five coatings technologies – waterborne, UV-cure, graffiti-resistant, polyaspartic and self-leveling coatings. Here’s a preview:

Visitors can learn about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s raw materials for waterborne coatings that offer low- to no-volatile organic compounds (VOCs), an adjustable gloss level and high abrasion and chemical resistance. These coatings offer the rigorous performance requirements of traditional solventborne polyurethane coatings, while meeting environmental regulations.

UV-cure coatings based on Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s technology encompass both waterborne and 100 percent solids formulations. Visitors to the booth can learn about UV-cure coatings’ extremely fast cure time, which translates into a quick return to service, and their excellent abrasion and chemical resistance.

Also featured at Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s booth are raw materials for graffiti-resistant coatings. These coatings are durable and non-sacrificial, protecting the surface while reducing graffiti-related maintentance costs by eliminating re-coating costs. They offer adjustable gloss and are weather-stable, maintining their color and finish. They are available as two-component waterborne polyurethane coatings for virtually all vertical structures.

Applicators looking to extend their construction season will appreciate polyaspartic coatings based on Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s technology. Providing a high-film build and requiring fewer coats, these coatings enhance productivity. Furthermore, their ability to be applied at lower temperatures translates into a longer construction season. They also will find tough sealants built on Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s polyaspartic technology

Attendees interested in seamless floors need look no further than self-leveling coatings based on Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Desmophen® 1150 polyester resin and Desmodur® VL technologies. Innovative self-leveling coatings are a bio-based solution for a floor that’s durable, flexible and sealed. They offer a seamless, more antiseptic floor where desired – filling all cracks and spalled areas – to remove sanctuaries where dangerous organisms such as staph may lurk.

As a leader in polyurethane technology, Bayer MaterialScience’s broad product portfolio has something for every formulator and applicator,” says Volker Mirgel, vice president, CAS, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “Our coatings experts will be on hand to discuss these technologies with interested attendees.”

Visitors to WoC 2011 are encouraged to stop by Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s booth to learn about these coatings technologies and more. For top performance, trust the proven power of polyurethane coatings built on Bayer technology.

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 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2009 sales of 7.5 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.

Contact:
Thomas Erdner, Phone: 412-777-5200
E-mail: thomas.erdner@bayer.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s coatings, adhesives or specialties, call 412-777-3983, e-mail naftainfo@bayer.com or visit www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com.
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Media Contact(s)
Name:    Thomas Erdner
Phone:    412-777-5200
Company:    Bayer MaterialScience
Email:    thomas.erdner@bayer.com