Polycarbonate Resin suits high-brightness LED applications.

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Optimized for light transmittance, Makrolon® LED2245 exhibits thermal resistance and impact strength in addition to minimal haze, making it suited for use as LED lens/optic material. Material also features UL-94 flame rating of V-2, where UL-94 is industry standard for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances.

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Bright LED Lights Inspire New Grade of Makrolon® Polycarbonate Resin: Bayer Materialscience Debuts New Grade of Makrolon® Polycarbonate Resin for Demanding, High-Brightness Applications

Pittsburgh, March 13, 2008 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) has added a new grade of material to its already extensive array of Makrolon® polycarbonate resin offerings. Makrolon LED2245 polycarbonate resin is specifically designed for demanding, high-brightness LED (light emitting diode) applications.

Makrolon LED2245 polycarbonate resin offers high light transmittance, low haze, and improved thermal resistance, as well as the renowned impact strength of Makrolon polycarbonate resin, which is ideal for demanding LED lens / optic material.

"Under harsh testing conditions, Makrolon LED2245 polycarbonate resin consistently outperformed other polycarbonate materials in retaining high transmission," said Gerald DiBattista, market segment leader, IT, Electrical/Electronics Polycarbonates, BMS.

Makrolon LED2245 polycarbonate resin also has a UL-94 flame rating of V-2. UL-94 is the industry standard for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances.

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. Let us give life to your vision. Bayer MaterialScience - Where VisionWorks.

Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and innovative materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In North America, Bayer had 2006 net sales of 7.8 billion euros and employed 17,200 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 prevent and treat diseases; protect crops and enhance yields; and advance automobile safety and durability.

For more information about Makrolon LED2245 polycarbonate resin or other products from Bayer MaterialScience, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail pcinfo@bayer.com or visit www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com.

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