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Bayer MaterialScience Brings Poyurethane Technology to Filters

Bayer MaterialScience LLC's polyurethane technology is PUR-ifying the filtration market on a global scale.

Increasing government regulations for air and water quality are spurring demand for filtration materials and replacement parts in the healthcare, automotive, trucking and pool/spa markets, among others. Just six months after the integration of BayOne Urethane Systems LLC (BayOne), Bayer has strengthened its technical leadership role in the filtration market by expanding its reach and leveraging a global materials supply chain to benefit customers.

"The integration of our market expertise into Bayer's family of polyurethane systems is helping our customers tap into the leading filtration materials and technology wherever in the world they do business," said Bob Becherer, NAFTA market segment head for filters, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

Bayer's polyurethanes can be formulated for flexible or rigid applications and are customizable to meet customers' end-use and processing requirements. Compared with traditional materials, the polyurethane systems are lighter in weight, while also offering faster production times, low volatile organic compounds and low odor. Additionally, the material's room temperature cure helps reduce energy usage by eliminating the need for heating ovens used to cure other traditional materials.

Visitors at Bayer's booth at the recent Filtration 2011 International Conference and Exhibition learned more about polyurethane technology for the filtration market.

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. 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.

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