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Bayer Announces the Launch of Spray PUR Foam Insulation for Buildings

SpecialChem / Jun 15, 2011

Bayer MaterialScience LLC now offers energy efficient spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation formulated specifically for commercial buildings. Properly installed, EcoBay™ closed-cell (CC) SPF insulation provides a continuous air barrier and meets stringent ASHRAE 90.1 building standards. EcoBay™ CC is an excellent example of the Bayer MaterialScience global commitment to reduce CO2 emissions through efficient building materials. The significant insulating properties of EcoBay™ CC result in energy usage savings which can help curb greenhouse gas emissions.

EcoBay™ CC insulation has an aged thermal resistance, or R-value, of 6.9 per inch. When sprayed onto the surface to be insulated, the SPF insulation expands to seal all building penetrations such as masonry ties, plumbing and conduit, thereby helping to more completely seal the structure and serving as an integral component of an effective air barrier system. EcoBay™ CC sprayed at a minimum thickness of one inch also serves as a Class II vapor retarder.

EcoBay™ CC provides these other benefits for architects and building owners:

  • Helps minimize air leakage and control indoor temperature and humidity levels
  • Restricts moisture transmission
  • Improves sound attenuation
  • Can add structural strength
  • Qualifies per LEED guidelines as a low-emitting material with regard to LEED guidelines
  • EcoBay™ CC is registered with the Air Barrier Association of America

"EcoBay™ CC is an excellent building material choice for today's high performance buildings," according to Renee Zierden, General Manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials. "Not only does EcoBay™ CC help design teams meet stricter codes and sustainable building standards, it is an extremely cost-effective material. When installed properly, EcoBay™ CC is an effective vapor retarder, air barrier, and moisture management system all in one product. Bayer MaterialScience manufactures spray foam wall insulation and roofing insulation, and a full line of specialty coatings used for thermal and moisture protection, roofing, waterproofing, abrasion resistance, and other applications."

About Bayer MaterialScience

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.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and the environment, and its products have been used for decades in sustainable building and construction. Sustainable solutions for the construction industry from Bayer MaterialScience LLC include customized polyurethane spray foam and polyiso board insulation, polycarbonate sheeting for daylighting and LED lighting applications, and indoor environment quality-enhancing products, such as pMDI particle board and medium-density fiberboard, as well as waterborne, renewable content and ultra low-to-zero volatile organic compound (VOC) sealants and high-performance coatings that also extend service life and reduce overall maintenance costs.

Forward looking statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available on the Bayer website. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Source: Bayer MaterialScience


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