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Bayer to Present Polyurethane Foam Insulators for Buildings at 2011 EEBA Conference

SpecialChem / Aug 25, 2011

To mark its recent association with the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), Bayer MaterialScience LLC will be exhibiting at the 2011 EEBA Excellence in Building EXPO, September 14-16 in Las Vegas.

Bayer participates in the EEBA Houses That Work™ educational series. This training series focuses on residential building science to improve the performance, efficiency and durability of the completed home. As such, the training series reflects Bayer's ongoing commitment to sustainability. Bayer will showcase its residential spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and it's High Performance Residential Program during the EEBA Excellence in Building EXPO in booths 17 & 18.

Bayseal® open cell (OC) SPF and Bayseal® closed cell (CC) SPF provide superior sealing properties and a higher insulation (R-value) in homes compared to fiberglass batt insulation. Bayer designed a display to demonstrate side by side performance of Bayseal® OC SPF and fiberglass batt insulation. This will give EEBA EXPO attendees a unique opportunity to see insulation in action. Properly installed, Bayseal® OC and CC have respective R-values of 3.9 and 6.9 per inch.

Bayer will also feature its High Performance Residential Program, which combines whole-house building science and SPF insulation. The Bayer team works directly with builders to help them maximize the insulation properties of Bayseal® CC SPF and Bayseal® open cell (OC) SPF by focusing on an optimally sized HVAC system, interior moisture management, compliance with ASHRAE ventilation standard 62.2, and regionally specific thermal enclosure specifications.

"We are happy to be part of the new EEBA Houses That Work program," said Renee Zierden, General Manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials. "The EEBA focus on education and whole-house building science is integral to the Bayer approach to the residential market. We know builders and homeowners alike are demanding higher performing homes. By participating in the EEBA training series, we can better deliver on this mandate."

Bayer MaterialScience LLC 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 LLC

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 to advance sustainability in building and construction. Solutions from Bayer MaterialScience LLC for the construction industry help conserve energy through such products as customized polyurethane spray foam and polyiso board insulation, polycarbonate sheeting for day lighting and LED lighting applications. Additionally, 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 help improve indoor air quality and 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 LLC


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