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Bayer MaterialScience

Bayer MaterialScience
Name Bayer MaterialScience
Headquarters Leverkusen
Company Information
Legal Form Stock Corporation
Company Name Bayer MaterialScience AG
CEO Patrick Thomas
Established 2003
Employees 14,900 worldwide
Sales 10.161 billion Euro (2006)
Contact Bayer MaterialScience AG
Communications, Bld. W1
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
D-51368 Leverkusen
Phone: 00800 VisionWorks (84746696757)
Fax: +49 214 30 38810

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is an independent subgroup within Bayer AG. It was created as part of the restructuring of Bayer AG from the former business group Bayer Polymers, with certain of its activities being spun off to Lanxess AG. BMS manufactures and develops materials such as coatings, adhesives and sealants, polycarbonates (CDs, DVDs), polyurethanes (automotive seating, insulation for refrigerating appliances) etc.

The main industries served are automotive manufacturing and supply, electrical engineering and electronics, construction and home products, and sports and leisure.

Bayer MaterialScience has approximately 30 production sites around the globe.

The company is divided into 4 principal Business Units (BU) that comprises the core segment of BMS. These are:

  • BU Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants (BU CAS)
  • BU Polycarbonates (BU PCS)
  • BU Polyurethanes (BU PUR)
  • BU Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (BU TPU)

Well known products

The official FIFA World Cup soccer ball and the UEFA European Nations Cup soccer ball were developed by Bayer MaterialScience in cooperation with Adidas. Some 20 percent of the world’s CDs are manufactured from the polycarbonate Makrolon.

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