Research &  Innovation

Research at Bayer MaterialScience

In 2012, Bayer MaterialScience spent €242 million on research and development (not including joint development activities with customers). This was about 8 percent of the Bayer Group’s total investment in research and development. In this way the subgroup aims to further expand its leading position in the market and in process technology as a global supplier of high-quality customized materials and system solutions. In the Polyurethanes; Polycarbonates; and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties business units, the latest technologies and production processes are employed to create new products and new applications in cooperation with customers and other external partners.

Product development work in the Polyurethanes business unit is focused on expanding applications for materials and optimizing the properties of polyurethane systems. In the construction industry, for example, rigid polyurethane foam based on products from Bayer MaterialScience is used as a highly efficient insulating material and thus contributes actively to environmental protection. 


New Applications for High-Tech Materials



Waterborn 2K-PU-Coating
Meeting ecological requirements




Printable aliphatic Desmopan films
for improved mechanical properties & light stability


  Aspartates for innovative corrosion protection    
Short Fiber Spraying – Fast, efficient process
  New Makroblend product lines
for use in automative exterior parts – high toughness even at low temperatures
External thermal insulation composite system
  Flame resistant Bayblend grades with Eco-label compliance    
  Bayflex Lightweight
Density reduction, excellent dynamic compression set performance
  New scratch-resistant Makrolon™
grades for automotive glazing



To tap possible new areas of activity, the “New Business” unit studies and evaluates innovative technology and market trends. These are then implemented in the business units or in independent companies. Bayer MaterialScience also works closely with universities, institutes and start-ups throughout the world on research and development projects.

Päivitetty: 13.09.2013  Copyright © Bayer Oy