Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings suit concrete flooring .
February 20, 2009 -
Offering environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based polyurethane coatings, 2-component waterborne polyurethane coatings formulated with Bayhydur® and Bayhydrol® UV resins contain ultra-low VOCs and are suited for both indoor and outdoor applications. Products are also odorless, UV light stable for resistance to weathering, non-yellowing, hot-tire resistant, and chemical resistant.
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Bayer MaterialScience LLC - Polyurethanes
100 Bayer Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15205
Bayer MaterialScience Highlights Two-Component Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings for Concrete Flooring
A more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional solvent-based polyurethane coatings
Pittsburgh, February 19, 2009 -- Traditionally, contractors have used solventborne polyurethane coatings when sealing concrete floors. But there is a more environmentally friendly alternative: two-component waterborne (2K WB) polyurethane high-performance coatings formulated with Bayhydur® and Bayhydrol® UV resins from Bayer MaterialScience LLC. These coatings have properties that are similar to solventborne coatings, but contain ultra-low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
"Bayer's two-component waterborne coatings are perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications, particularly where the product's outstanding abrasion resistance can withstand heavy pedestrian foot traffic," said Ed Squiller, director of business development, Corrosion and Construction Coatings, NAFTA, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.
The coatings products offer a number of other benefits: they are odorless, UV light stable for resistance to weathering, non-yellowing, and hot-tire resistant. The coatings are also highly chemical resistant, a feature that may make them appropriate for use in anti-graffiti wall coatings, according to new research.
Squiller added, "The coatings also easily meet the most stringent VOC regulations for floor coatings."
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 nearly 15,400 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2007 sales of 10.4 billion euros. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of 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. Our inorganic basic chemicals unit produces chlorine and related essential products for the chemicals industry.
Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In North America, Bayer had 2007 net sales of 8.1 billion euros and employed 16,800 at year end. Bayer's three subgroups, Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience, improve people's lives through a broad range of essential products that help diagnose, prevent and treat diseases; protect crops and enhance yields; and advance automobile safety and durability.
For more information about Bayer MaterialScience, call 1-412-777-3983, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bayermaterialscienceNAFTA.com.