For Immediate Release

Bayer MaterialScience LLC expands polycarbonate film production at its South Deerfield, Mass., site

 Pittsburgh, January 6, 2011 — To better serve its customers, Bayer MaterialScience LLC has expanded its polycarbonate film production at its South Deerfield, Mass., facility. After this expansion, the facility has the capability to manufacture gloss-gloss and textured Makrofol® polycarbonate and Bayfol® polycarbonate-blend films.

These extremely versatile films are used in a broad range of applications, such as instrument panels, trade show displays, membrane switches, control panels and decals. Markets served include automotive, appliance, security and smart cards, medical, nameplate and labels, packaging, point of purchase (including signage), telecommunications and other hand-held electronic devices.

“We now have everything in place – the capacity, quality, service and technical expertise – to meet our customers’ needs,” said Shaun Gaus, general manager, Functional Films, North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

Gaus, who points out their customers have relied on the ISO 9001 registered, 147,000-square-foot site to manufacture thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and specialty elastomer film and sheet for more than 30 years, adds: “This further demonstrates our long-standing commitment to the films business and customers in North America.”

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:
Bill Allan, Phone: 412-777-5200
E-mail: bill.allan@bayer.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience's polycarbonate products, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail naftainfo@bayerbms.com or visit www.bayerfilms.com
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Media Contact(s)
Name:    Bill Allan
Phone:    412-777-5200
Company:    Bayer MaterialScience
Email:    bill.allan@bayer.com