Demands for sustainable products and seamless flooring have increased the popularity of self-leveling coatings made with Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s raw materials. Attendees of World of Concrete (WoC) 2011 – being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 18 – 21 – can visit Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s booth to learn more about these 100 percent solids, two component (2K) polyurethane coatings.
Self-leveling coatings based on Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Desmophen® 1150 polyester resin and Desmodur® VL technologies are appropriate for a variety of applications requiring a seamless floor, particularly those in the healthcare market, industrial settings and other high-traffic and high-impact areas. These bio-based coatings provide a number of advantages for renovation and refurbishment projects.
“The technology can beautify old flooring by filling in pits, chips, cracks and spalling, eliminating areas for staph to grow. This makes them ideal for use in the healthcare sector,” says Sharon Feng, vice president, Business Development, Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. These coatings are also hydrophobic, so they will not be affected by humidity during application. Once applied, the formulation’s urethane backbone enables energy absorption, resulting in a lower chance of impact and less chip damage.
Applicators looking for an ornamental finish can apply decorative topcoats over the self-leveling coatings, which are compatable with polyaspartic, waterborne and UV topcoat systems. The coatings also allow you to maximize your labor costs, since both the self-leveling coatings and topcoat can be applied the same day. The result is a seamless, more antiseptic floor.
Visitors to WoC 2011 are encouraged to stop by Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s booth, S12427, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, to learn about these coatings technologies and more.
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 LLC NAFTA, press release, 2011-01-20.