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Bayer MaterialScience Picks up the Pace in Thick Film Coatings Education at PACE 2005

Published on 2005-01-20. Author : SpecialChem

LAS VEGAS -- In a demonstration of Bayer MaterialScience's expertise in coatings technology, researchers and scientists from the company will help set the pace in thick film coatings education at the inaugural Paint and Coatings Expo (PACE) 2005. Presented by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and the Society for Protective Coatings, PACE 2005 offers attendees extensive educational programming combined with a premier paint, coatings and decorating expo. PACE 2005 takes place Jan. 23-26 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Kurt Best and Edward Squiller, both from Bayer MaterialScience, will present "Polyaspartic Coatings for Corrosion Protection Applications" as part of the Thick Film Coatings (Polyurethanes and Polyureas) track of the technical program.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. - noon, Bayer MaterialScience's Steven Reinstadtler will be an instructor for a workshop titled "An Overview of Spray Applied Polyurethane and Polyurea Based on Thick Film Coatings - Markets, Abilities, Techniques and Advances."

Steven Reinstadtler

Furthermore, PACE 2005 attendees can see first hand examples of thick film coatings for demanding wastewater and transportation infrastructure applications at Bayer's booth (#805).

"For more than 30 years, a number of industries have relied on Bayer's thick film coatings for waterproofing and corrosion protection," said Steven Reinstadtler, market channel manager, Cast Elastomers/Waterproofing Group, Bayer MaterialScience. "Bayer's involvement in PACE 2005 is a natural extension of our leadership in this area."

With 18,000 employees at 40 sites around the world and 2003 sales of 7.5 billion euros, Bayer MaterialScience LLC and its NAFTA affiliates comprise one of the largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in the world. Our innovative developments in coating, 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 as well as the sports and leisure fields. Our inorganic basic chemicals unit produces chlorine and related essential products for the chemicals industry.

Bayer MaterialScience is part of the worldwide Bayer Group, an international health care, nutrition and innovative materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. Bayer employs 23,300 in North America with net North American sales of 8.8 billion euros in 2003. Bayer's three operating business areas - HealthCare, CropScience and MaterialScience, improve people's lives through a broad range of essential products that help diagnose and treat diseases, protect crops and advance automobile safety and durability.

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in our public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Form 20-F). The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Source: Bayer MaterialScience

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