Bayer MaterialScience AG

One of the world's largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics, including developments in coatings, adhesives, insulating materials and sealants, polycarbonates and polyurethanes.

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Hollow-profile hybrid (HPH) technology

Composite + metal: Hollow-profile hybrid technology
LANXESS extends plastic-metal hybrids to tubular structures.

Bayer MaterialScience officially becomes Covestro
Covestro will remain a subsidiary of Bayer AG, but is now legally and economically independent; Bayer hopes to float Covestro stock by mid-2016.

Bayer MaterialScience to become Covestro
The Covestro name will be effective Sept. 1, 2015. Bayer intends to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest.

Bayer to spin off polymers business
Bayer's MaterialScience group will be floated on the stock market as a separate company sometime in the next 18 months as the firm focuses on its HealthCare and CropScience units.

2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

JEC Europe 2014 Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

Processing within the PUR cure window
Composite Spray Molding enables volume production of fiber-reinforced polyurethane sandwich structures for auto interiors. Are Class A exterior parts next?

Business and busy-ness
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns for JEC Europe 2014 in Paris with observations about several intriguing composites industry trends.

Bayer sells CNT intellectual property to FutureCarbon
Bayer MaterialScience, which exited the carbon nanotubes (CNT) business a year ago, will transfer a bulk of its intellectual property on CNTs to Germany-based FutureCarbon GmbH.

PU foam-cored glass/PC sandwich structure for auto body panels?
At the K 2103 plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October, Bayer MaterialScience introduced a new polyurethane-based sandwich structure for use in automotive body panels.

Bayer introduces sandwich structure technology for automotive body panels
Bayer MaterialScience has developed a sandwich structure that uses a skin molded of continuous glass fiber mats impregnated with polycarbonate. Core is a polyurethane foam.

Allnex buys Bayer's radiation curing resins business
Allnex, which bought Cytec's Coating Resins business earlier this year, is acquiring Bayer MaterialScience's Desmolux non-waterborne radiation curing resins business.

Polyurethane pultrusion: Next-gen equipment
Two years ago, Martin Pultrusion Group (MPG, Oakwood Village, Ohio) finalized the design of a next-generation pultrusion machine and has developed a proprietary direct injection box design for high-pressure pultrusion of polyurethane composites.

Pultruding polyurethane: Sheet pilings break boundaries
High-pressure pultrusion process creates polyurethane composite sheet pile system with the strength and stiffness to compete with steel.

Once again, cautious optimism, an abundance of revealing research and a parade of notable new products are ACMA convention keystones.

The evolution of infusion
As resin infusion continues to infiltrate composites, fabricators across the market spectrum drive materials and process developments in pursuit of process control.

Solar Impulse aircraft headed from Morocco to Spain
The composites-intensive, solar-powered Solar Impulse, after spending a month in Morocco, will soon fly from Rabat, Morocco, to Madrid, Spain, before returning to Switzerland.

Small wind gets big
Massive growth, complex blade designs reopen challenging market in wind energy niche.

JEC Composites 2010 Product Showcase
Although clouds of volcanic ash shut down postshow air traffic, the traffic on the show floor helped dispel the clouds of economic recession.

Bayer rolls out aliphatic polyurethane process for automotive
DirectSkinning, developed with fischer automotive systems GmbH, provides high-quality surface with polyuretane via an injection molding process.

CNTs ride a rising tide of nanotech optimism
Dr. Louis Pilato offers facts, figures and comment on the growing utility of carbon nanotechnologies in composites applications.

Product Categories of Bayer MaterialScience AG

  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Polycarbonate
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Urethane
  • Adhesives
    • Acrylic
      • Acrylic, Film
      • Acrylic, Foam
      • Acrylic, Hot melt
      • Acrylic, Paste
      • Acrylic, Solvent-based
      • Acrylic, Water-based
      • Acrylic, Other
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Film
      • Bismaleimide, Foam
      • Bismaleimide, Hot melt
      • Bismaleimide, Paste
      • Bismaleimide, Solvent-based
      • Bismaleimide, Water-based
      • Bismaleimide, Other
    • Cyanoacrylate
      • Cyanoacrylate, Film
      • Cyanoacrylate, Foam
      • Cyanoacrylate, Hot melt
      • Cyanoacrylate, Paste
      • Cyanoacrylate, Solvent-based
      • Cyanoacrylate, Water-based
      • Cyanoacrylate, Other
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Foam
      • Epoxy, Hot melt
      • Epoxy, Paste
      • Epoxy, Solvent-based
      • Epoxy, Water-based
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Nylon
      • Nylon, Film
      • Nylon, Foam
      • Nylon, Hot melt
      • Nylon, Paste
      • Nylon, Solvent-based
      • Nylon, Water-based
      • Nylon, Other
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, Film
      • Phenolic, Foam
      • Phenolic, Hot melt
      • Phenolic, Paste
      • Phenolic, Solvent-based
      • Phenolic, Water-based
      • Phenolic, Other
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, Film
      • Polyimide, Foam
      • Polyimide, Hot melt
      • Polyimide, Paste
      • Polyimide, Solvent-based
      • Polyimide, Water-based
      • Polyimide, Other
    • Silicone
      • Silicone, Film
      • Silicone, Foam
      • Silicone, Hot melt
      • Silicone, Paste
      • Silicone, Solvent-based
      • Silicone, Water-based
      • Silicone, Other
    • Urethane
      • Urethane, Film
      • Urethane, Foam
      • Urethane, Hot melt
      • Urethane, Paste
      • Urethane, Solvent-based
      • Urethane, Water-based
      • Urethane, Other
    • Other
      • Other, Film
      • Other, Foam
      • Other, Hot melt
      • Other, Paste
      • Other, Solvent-based
      • Other, Water-based
      • Other, Other
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, polyurethane
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Paint
    • Protective
  • Compounds
    • Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Product design