Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) 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 nearly 15,400 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2007 sales of 10.4 billion euros.
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. BMS is a leader in key growth markets serving the automotive, construction, electrical and electronic, furniture and wood, medical, chemical and sports and leisure industries.
BMS is dedicated to sustainable development, with economy, ecology and social consciousness given equal importance in all company activities. This commitment has a constant impact on the products BMS produces, the markets it serves and the company’s day-to-day business operations.
BMS focuses on four main business units:
Polycarbonates – Bayer MaterialScience is a global leader in polycarbonate resin, working with customers to develop many innovative applications, ranging from automotive polycarbonate glazing and medical devices to solar energy panels and sustainable construction.
Polyurethanes – BMS is a leading manufacturer of polyurethane raw materials (isocyanates, polyols and prepolymers) and polyurethane systems for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible polyurethane foams and polyurethane elastomers for the processing and performance needs of almost any application. BaySystems® is the umbrella brand for the global polyurethane systems operations of BMS.
Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties – BMS provides the polyurethane raw materials that major industries need to protect their products. These materials are used by leading paint, coating, adhesive and sealant manufacturers around the world, as well as by specialty manufacturers and applicators.
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes – BMS’ thermoplastic polyurethane products offer a broad spectrum of properties for demanding applications in the automotive, sporting goods, medical equipment and other fields.