A Tribute to the Inventor of Polyurethane
In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, we recognize Professor Otto Bayer, the “father” of the polyurethane industry. Born in 1902, Dr. Bayer was a German industrial chemist at IG Farbed. In 1952, his research group discovered the magic that happens when an isocyanate and a polyol are mixed – flexible, durable and incredible polyurethane is formed!
Over the decades polyurethane transformed different industries and today you can find polyurethane in many applications! All because of the innovation from one chemist. Thank you, Dr. Bayer, for incredible polyurethane that helps keep our seats comfortable, our walls insulated and our metal pipes protected!