Innovative and sustainable solutions for global megatrends
Bayer MaterialScience at Fakuma, October 18-22, 2011
Leverkusen, – Bayer MaterialScience will be showcasing innovative and sustainable developments for plastics processors under the motto “From Megatrends to Business” at this year’s Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Stand No. B4-2406 in Hall B4 is focused on global megatrends such as climate protection, mobility, technology and also health care.
Bayer MaterialScience is offering a new “green” high-tech material blend of polycarbonate and polyethylene terephthalate (PC+PET) for both large-area vertical and horizontal automobile bodywork parts. The Makroblend® GR 235M premium material is made from the highest-quality recyclates. Thanks to its excellent raw material basis, it compares extremely well with virgin material. Possible applications are bodywork parts, such as spoilers, trunk lids and skirts, covers for antennas and convertible top compartments.
Two new technologies enable automotive interior and bodywork applications to be efficiently manufactured from high-grade materials in a single process step. Direct-Skinning is a cost-effective process for the finishing of parts with colored decorative polyurethane surfaces, including surfaces with light shades and tactile textures.
DirectCoating technology enables the efficient application of colored coatings, soft-touch coatings or clearcoats, including the high-gloss surfaces currently in vogue. With both technologies the coating is applied while the part is still on the injection molding machine. The surfaces are UV and light-stable as well as abrasion-resistant.
Bayer MaterialScience has long been a leading partner to the international medical technology segment for the use of polycarbonates. The company’s most recent development are the PC+ABS (polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) blends, Bayblend® M850XF and M750. They are recommended for such components as surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment and drug delivery systems. The company is also introducing the new product Makrolon® 2258, a free-flowing grade that is particularly well suited for the injection molding of thin-walled components.
High-quality surfaces play an important role in numerous applications, and thermoplastic polyurethanes from the Desmopan® range have proved to be economical, multipurpose materials here. Their surfaces are resistant to scratching and wear, and can be imbued with various haptic properties as required. This is done primarily by combining soft Desmopan® grades with suitable hard substrates from the Bayblend® range. Some products have been optimized to such an extent that manufacturing cycle times could be shortened, enabling more efficient production.
Bayer MaterialScience is also presenting various systems for the electronic handling of business processes (eBusiness) in Friedrichshafen. Trade fair visitors and customers can come to the company’s stand and see for themselves the advantages of placing orders from their desks. Customers can use the internet to check the status of their order and make any desired changes up until delivery of the goods.
About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2010 sales of EUR 10.2 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. 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 and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2010, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,700 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.
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