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Bayer to Split Off MaterialScience

With its corporate "center of gravity" shifting, the Bayer Group has announced that it will spin off its polymer and coatings MaterialScience unit as an independent, publicly traded company ...


Webinar Tackles Polyaspartic Protection

Polyaspartic coatings, a relatively new class of coatings, and their successful use in protective and marine applications will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL...


Bayer MaterialScience Warns of Cuts

One of the world’s oldest and largest producers of raw materials for coatings and construction is facing a product oversupply and rising costs that have it considering cutbacks.


Bayer Coatings Unit Taps New Leader

Christine Bryant, a chemical engineer and 20-year veteran of Bayer MaterialScience, has been named to lead the Commercial Operations for the Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business ...


Bayer MS to Sell Off Resins Units

Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to sell its global powder polyester resins business and its U.S.-based liquid polyester resins merchant business to Stepan Company.


Bayer Manager Elected PDA President

Industry expert and JPCL Top Thinker Steven Reinstadtler has been named president of the Polyurea Development Association, the trade association announced Wednesday (April 17).


Laminate Protects Structures in Blasts

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a blast-mitigating laminate material that meets federal anti-terrorism force protection standards for blast-resistant glazing.


Bayer Closing 3 PU Houses in Europe

Bayer MaterialScience says it will shut down its polyurethane systems houses in Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic to refocus its resources on growing demand in Asia-Pacific.


New Polyurethane ‘Lighter Than Water’

German polymer giant Bayer MaterialScience has unveiled a polyurethane material that is “lighter than water” for use in ships, trains, automobiles and other forms of transportation.


Bayer to Build Coating Materials Plant

Raw-materials supplier Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at the company’s global hub in Leverkusen, Germa...


Bayer MS Names Key Coating Sales Chief

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Marc Daniel Block as director of regional key account sales for its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) business unit.


Bayer Shuffles Coatings, PU Leaders; Dow Performance Names Marketing Chief

Bayer MaterialScience has revamped its senior executive lineup to strengthen its “focus on marketing and innovation,” while Dow has made a key change in its Performance Chemicals leadership.


People on the Move: Changes Afoot At BASF, Bayer MS, Michelman, US Zinc

The raw materials industry is on the move again, with a new helmsman at BASF; honors and appointments at Bayer MaterialScience; a new EVP at US Zinc.


Pipeline, Chemical Roads Lead to TX

Long favored for its ports and its business-friendly ways, Texas is drawing a new flurry of investment and activity from the pipeline and chemicals industries.


Industry Companies Beat Path to Asia

The Pacific region is pulling anew on the coatings industry, with a half-dozen companies recently announcing hundreds of millions of dollars in construction and expansion investment in Asia.


Bayer Coatings Unit Back on Track

The global economic recovery showered unexpected sales volume on Bayer MaterialScience’s coatings, polyurethanes and other segments in 2010, reaping triple earnings and double-digit sales fo...


Bayer MS, AkzoNobel Make New Inroads in China

Bayer MaterialScience plans to significantly expand its R&D and production of high-grade materials in China, investing more than $1.3 billion to accelerate production of the polyurethane raw...


Waterborne Polyurethanes Touted for Bridge Use

BayerMaterialScience LLC says it has developed a new generation of waterborne polyurethane coatings for bridge structures that offer the performance of traditional solvent-bornes.


Tool Helps Select Waterborne Polyurethane DTMs

Bayer MaterialScience researchers have announced the development of a selection tool for waterborne polyurethane coatings for Direct-to-Metal applications.


MaterialScience Drives Bayer Gains

Significant improvement in its high-tech materials business fueled strong second-quarter gains in earnings and sales by The Bayer Group, prompting its chairman to declare. “MaterialScience h...


Bridge in China Wins Lindenthal Medal

The Xihoumen Bridge in Zhoushan City in China has been named the winner of the 2010 Gustav Lindenthal Medal, presented at the International Bridge Conference to honor “a recent outstanding a...


Conference Paper Sheds Light on ‘Sunshine-Cure’ Polyurethanes

Natural sunshine provides sufficient energy to crosslink UV-cure wood-decking coatings based on polyurethane dispersions, a Bayer MaterialScience LLC representative said in a paper presented...


Bayer MaterialScience Names Sales Director

Bayer MaterialScience LLC named Xiaobin Zhong sales director, regional key accounts, for the company’s Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS), North America business.


Bayer Introduces Acrylic Dispersions

Bayer MaterialScience LLC introduced the water-borne acrylic dispersion products Bayhydrol® AH XP 2741 and Bayhydrol® AH XP 2754.


Bayer Joins MPI’s ‘Starting Point Formula’ Club

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has joined an exclusive group of coatings raw materials manufacturers—exclusive for now, at any rate—that have succeeded in getting “starting-point formulations” l...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Thick-Film, Moisture-Cure Urethane Polymer

Bayer MaterialScience LLC reported at last week’s American Coatings Show and Conference that field trials confirm the application effectiveness of a new, thick-film, moisture-cure urethane t...


Nanotech Coating Improves Ship Flow

The Norwegian company Advanced Marine Coatings has used Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes® carbon nanotubes (CNT) to develop an anti-corrosive coating with reduced flow resistance, according ...


Bayer Responds to Growing Asian Market

Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) has announced that it will expand its capacity to produce one of its lines of aliphatic polyisocyanates for coatings at the company’s integrated s...


Bayer to Receive Grant for Wind Power

Bayer MaterialScience LLC (Pittsburgh, PA) was selected to receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support development and testing of advanced composite technolo...


Bayer and Nano to Collaborate

Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) announced that it will collaborate with Nano Terra Inc. (Cambridge, MA) on surface engineering on films.


International Children’s Painting Competition Announced

The second year of the International Children’s Painting Competition (ICPC), a partnership between Bayer Corporation and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North ...


Greg Babe of Bayer Wins Award

Greg Babe, president and CEO of Bayer Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) and Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS), was named the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 CEO of the Year.


 
 
   

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