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Bayer MaterialScience LLC wins Best Paper Presentation at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference

Award-winning presentation defines time limits for safe re-occupancy after installation of spray polyurethane foam insulation

Pittsburgh, November 3, 2010 — Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a leader in polyurethane innovation, has earned an award for Best Paper Presentation at the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference. The conference took place Oct. 11-13, 2010, in Houston.

Authors Brian Karlovich, product safety representative, Jim Lambach, head of technology and technical marketing for the Spray Polyurethane Insulation and Roofing Materials business and Carl Thompson, a senior scientist with the Environmental Analytics Laboratory, all of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, won in the Health, Safety and the Environment Session category for a presentation on their paper, A Proposed Methodology for Development of Building Re-Occupancy Guidelines Following Installation of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation.

The presentation outlined a method for determining when a building can be safely re-occupied after the application of Bayseal® CC and Bayseal® OC spray polyurethane foam insulation products.

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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