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Bayer MaterialScience LLC Introduces Spray Foam Applicator Fundamentals Web-Based Program
Free interactive Applicator Fundamentals program helps SPF contractors and builders promote spray polyurethane foam and specialty coatings

SPRING, TEXAS, February 15, 2011 —Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) contractors and applicators now have a free, interactive, online source of information to learn about SPF applications, equipment, and safety. Bayer MaterialScience LLC developed the Applicator Fundamentals program to promote the use of SPF insulation and roofing in residential and commercial applications. The program has seven modules that include an overview on SPF, jobsite and rig preparation, equipment operation, wall application, roof application, and coatings.

The Applicator Fundamentals program illustrates proper application and installation of SPF. Bayer MaterialScience LLC provides this informative program free at its website, With proper installation, spray polyurethane foam can offer superior energy efficiency and cost savings.

The Applicator Fundamentals program combined with the Center for the Polyurethane Industries (CPI) SPF Chemical Health and Safety Online Training program provides a comprehensive guide to spray polyurethane foam products and uses.

“Better information benefits the entire SPF industry,” according to Renee Zierden, General Manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials.

“Bayer MaterialScience LLC will continue to develop SPF resources for its contractors and builders, so they can provide excellent services and pass the information on to their customers. We also provide our industry partners with these resources, so we can collectively promote SPF as a superior building product,” Zierden said.

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

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 approximately 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2009 sales of 7.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops 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. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, and excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Carrie Stallwitz, Phone: 713-320-8165

Jenna Villarreal, Phone: 281-825-4757

For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit

Bayer Material Sciences Directory Page

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