Shanghai, China-Bayer MaterialScience has set up a spray competency centre in Shanghai, to demonstrate its expertise in polyurethane spray technology across the Asia Pacific region.
The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art processes and technologies for reinforced and non-reinforced systems, said BMS. It is sited within the BMS Polymer Research & Development Center (PRDC) in Shanghai, is one of three regional facilities established globally by Bayer MaterialScience.
At the new spray centre, "we bring together both high-tech spray machines, as well as our advanced polyurethane spray systems. Our aim is to optimally support our customers in the development of applications based on our full range of polyurethane spray systems," said Dr
Thomas Braig, Asia Pacific marketing director for BaySystems Molded Parts & Elastomers of Bayer MaterialScience, in Bayer's announcement.
As well as expertise in the Baytec reactive polyurethane system-a thick, high quality film coating used to waterproof buildings and to protect bridges, truck beds and other large structured parts against corrosion-the spray centre also features Bayer MaterialScience's Multitec and Baypreg polyurethane spray technologies.
Roy Lin, head of Business Development for BaySystems Molded Parts & Elastomers, and Automotive Systems commented that these latter technologies are "highly versatile polyurethane spray systems" giving "high-performance, light-weight composite structures based on polyurethanes."
Lin listed efficient wet-in-wet manufacturing, easy handling, and no need for post-curing as other features as well as pointing out that these spray systems are solvent- and styrene monomer-free.
Braig pointed out that typical applications-in moulded parts with a high quality surface and reinforced structure-have contributed to growth in these materials. "Demand for composite materials has grown rapidly in recent years, and has exceeded 10 percent annual growth rates in markets such as China," he said. "