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Bayer MaterialScience Highlights Use of New Aliphatic Polyurethane Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Structural Steel

Pittsburgh, February 21, 2008 - Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) LLC's broad portfolio of coatings technologies has been successfully protecting metal substrates from harsh environments - both indoor and outdoor - for decades. In a presentation made at the recent 2008 Paint and Coatings Expo in Los Angeles, a BMS scientist presented a case study that illustrated the advantages of utilizing new aliphatic polyurethane coatings to protect structural steel from corrosion.

In-Situ Performance of Galvanized and Zinc Rich Coating Systems for Structural Steel in a Chemical Plant Environment was presented by Chak Wong, Bayer Technology Services. The presentation was also authored by Carl Angeloff, P.E., head - NAFTA Business Development and Manager - BD Corrosion, BMS, and Kurt Best, senior scientist, BMS.

In his presentation, Wong compared the use of weathering steels, hot dip galvanizing and coating systems (epoxies, traditional urethanes and new fast-cured aliphatic urethanes) to protect structural steel from corrosion in a chemical plant. In particular, he will highlight the benefits a new aliphatic polyurethane coating system offers. These benefits include very fast cure, good adhesion, good gloss, good color retention and cost effectiveness.

"Polyurethane coatings incorporating raw materials from BMS have a long, successful track record standing up to harsh environments," said Wong. "This case study will offer PACE attendees a real-world example of the benefits of utilizing polyurethane coatings incorporating Bayer technologies."

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 14,900 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2006 sales of 10.2 billion euros from continuing operations. Our innovative developments in coatings, adhesive and sealant raw materials, polycarbonates, polyurethanes and thermoplastic urethane elastomers enhance the design and functionality of products in a wide variety of markets, including the automotive, construction, electrical and electronics, household and medical industries, and the sports and leisure fields. 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.

Tom Erdner, Phone: 412-777-5200
E-mail: Thomas.Erdner@bayerbms.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience's coatings, adhesives and sealants, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail naftainfo@bayerbms.com or visit www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com.

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