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Bayer MaterialScience LLC is listed by the Master Painters Institute® as a raw materials supplier

Published on 2010-04-22. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the first raw materials suppliers to get on board the Master Painters Institute® Inc.'s (MPI) Starting Point Program and be listed by this well-regarded standards organization, which has a particular focus on architectural coatings. This is good news for Bayer MaterialScience LLC's customers, who are now in a position to save time, money and resources due to the company's participation in this new testing program for resin or additive technologies.

Results of the MPI testing are as follows:

  • The guide formula based on Bayhydrol® UH 2593/1 polyurethane dispersion passed MPI 128, a standard pertaining to a water-based, clear, satin-like finish for interior wood.
  • The guide formula based on Bayhydrol® AH XP 2741 acrylic dispersion passed MPI 129, a standard for a water-based, clear, semi-gloss finish for interior wood.
  • The guide formula based on Bayhydrol® UH 2557 polyurethane dispersion passed MPI 197, a standard pertaining to a water-based, high-gloss finish for exterior wood.

For nearly a decade, MPI has set the standards in architectural coatings; it is the government's designated source for architectural coatings standards and approvals, as well as AIA (American Institute of Architects) MasterSpec's® source for paint systems and approved products. MPI designed the Starting Point Program to help coating raw materials suppliers accelerate acceptance of their most strategic resin or additive technologies by letting MPI provide independent, industry-recognized verification that formulations based on their product meet MPI's highest performance standards.

"Paint suppliers who know that a raw materials supplier's starting-point formula meets our approval will be much quicker to adopt it," explained Gina Fleitman, director of marketing, MPI. "Bayer MaterialScience LLC showed great vision in immediately taking advantage of this program. This puts them in a strong position with their customers."

"At Bayer MaterialScience LLC, one of our goals is to be the supplier of choice," said Peg Kendi, associate scientist, Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

Kendi, who points out that the MPI 197 standard was particularly difficult to pass, continues: "We believe our participation in MPI's Starting Point Program translates into yet another benefit we can bring to our customers ... the ability to save them valuable time, money and resources."

About Bayer MaterialScience:

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 approximately 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2009 sales of 7.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops 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. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC's business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Source: Bayer MaterialScience


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