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Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientist takes home Best Presentation Award for the Energy Critical Foams Technical Session at CPI’s Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference

Presentation finds that low-Global Warming Potential blowing agents could be used as substitutes for HFCs with relative ease


Pittsburgh, November 23, 2010 –– Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Dr. Steven L. Schilling, senior principal scientist, Polyurethane/Insulation Development, took home the Best Presentation Award for the Energy Critical Foams Technical Session at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference. Schilling received the award in recognition of his outstanding presentation, “Comparison of Gaseous and Liquid Low-GWP Blowing Agents with HFC 134a and HFC 245a in Rigid Polyurethane Insulating Foams.”

Schilling’s award-winning presentation examined the use of low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) blowing agents as an alternative to hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) in rigid polyurethane foams. This award reinforces Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s position as a leader and innovator in the polyurethane industry. The Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference took place Oct. 11-13, 2010, in Houston.

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.

Thomas Erdner, Phone: 412-777-5200

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