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Important Safety Guidelines for Spray Foam at Your Fingertips
Second Foam Book from BaySystems is an educational and marketing tool for builders and contractors

Pittsburgh, January 2010 — Builders and contractors looking for safety guidelines pertaining to spray polyurethane foam now have a resource right at their fingertips: the Foam Book from BaySystemsTM, the global polyurethane systems business of Bayer MaterialScience. This second Foam Book follows the successful introduction of the original Foam Book in 2009, which highlighted the benefits of spray polyurethane foam.

BaySystemsTM spray polyurethane foam provides builders and contractors many benefits that enhance the total building envelope to provide sustainability, durability, energy efficiency and improved occupant comfort.

The Foam Book was designed and produced with BaySystemsTM customers’ needs in mind, and uses BaySystemsTM industry expertise to assemble a broad range of information that was previously difficult to find in a convenient, educational guide.

To gain all the advantages of BaySystemsTM spray polyurethane foam, proper application and safety precautions must be followed. This Foam Book – the second in a series of educational guidebooks – includes detailed information about:

  • Thermal and ignition barrier materials and when to use them;
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment, and;
  • Additional resources for safety and protective equipment.

“As energy efficient homes and buildings become more imperative, our spray polyurethane foam can eliminate air leaks, provide moisture and wind resistance, reduce sound transmission and contribute to a healthier structure,” said Renee Zierden, general manager, BaySystems™. “It’s also important to educate builders and contractors on spray polyurethane foam safety precautions, so they can experience the products’ optimum benefits. Safe product installation that is compliant with building codes is critical to maintaining a robust and sustainable market for spray polyurethane foam. Bayer MaterialScience is committed to these principles."

BaySystemsTM manufactures spray foam wall insulation, roofing spray foam insulation, and a full line of specialty coatings that are used for thermal and moisture protection, roofing, waterproofing, abrasion resistance, and other applications.

A free copy of the Foam Book is available from BaySystems™ sales representatives, or visit to order a copy.

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 nearly 15,100 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2008 sales of 9.7 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. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries.

Sean Kelly, Phone: 412-777-5200

For more information about BaySystems™, spray polyurethane insulation, call
1-800-289-8272 or visit

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience materials, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail or visit

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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