Bayer MaterialScience and Composites One say they have reached an agreement in which Composites One will sell Bayer MaterialScience’s polyurethane resins directly to composite-parts manufacturers throughout the United States.
The agreement, effective immediately, covers the distribution and sale of all fully formulated Bayer MaterialScience polyurethanes, particularly those that would be manufactured by pultrusion, resin transfer molding, vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding, resin infusion, and filament winding. The agreement does not include sales of Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane raw materials.
Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from over 500 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value-added services that include closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance.
“There are many opportunities in composites and the market is constantly looking for new materials that offer unique advantages,” says Composites One VP Greg Shymske. “We are involved with customers as they move from open-mold processing to closed-mold techniques and to use low-VOC chemistries. Consistent with these trends, polyurethanes offer performance and environmental benefits over some chemistries traditionally used in the manufacture of composites.”
“Composites One’s network of 32 distribution and stocking centers will provide speedy local delivery and shorter order times to composite part manufacturers,” said Jerry MacCleary, head of the NAFTA Polyurethanes Marketing Business Unit, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “This agreement will help us all grow, and let Bayer polyurethane systems reach markets that it previously could not.”
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
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