High-quality materials from Bayer MaterialScience

Materials from Bayer MaterialScience add lasting value to products and applications in all major industries. Marketing, sales and support of Bayer MaterialScience products in North America is provided by our three business units: Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties; Polycarbonates; and Polyurethanes, along with a network of independent authorized distributors.

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Detailed product information — from technical specifications and compliance certificates to design, processing and application literature — is available through Bayer MaterialScience’s global Product Center (registration is required for some functions).

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for most Bayer MaterialScience products can be viewed and downloaded from our Product Safety First product stewardship portal.

Below is a brief description of our major product lines in North America:


From aliphatic and aromatic polyisocyanates to polyether and polyester-based co-reactants, polyurethane dispersions, and powder coating resins, Bayer MaterialScience provides the raw materials needed to protect and enhance a wide range of products and projects.

Adhesives and specialties

Bayer MaterialScience is a global leader in polyurethane research and development. Our adhesive and specialty chemistries are used in a variety of products and markets, including construction, transportation, packaging, furniture and footwear.


Bayer was first in the world to achieve commercial scale production of polycarbonates. Today Bayer MaterialScience is a leading innovator in the field, with unique formulations available to match resin properties to real-world application requirements.

Polyurethane systems

Bayer MaterialScience is the world's leading manufacturer of polyurethane raw materials and systems for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible polyurethane foams and polyurethane elastomers.

Thermoplastic polyurethanes

Our thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU) formulations stand apart from the competition based on the broad spectrum of property combinations available to meet application requirements.

Specialty films

With more than three decades of film experience, Bayer MaterialScience is the supplier of choice for applications requiring custom engineered, made-to-order thermoplastic polyurethane, polycarbonate or specialty elastomer film.

Basic chemicals

Inorganic basic chemicals from Bayer MaterialScience — including caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and other chlor-alkali products — are derived from raw materials production in our polymers business.

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