look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


Cook Something Bold Day

Spice it up!

While you’re being bold and having fun in the kitchen, things can get a little messy.

Luckily, many kitchen cabinets and surfaces are coated with a polyurethane finish that helps them look bright, shiny and new – even after the boldest of cooking.

Polyurethane also helps keep leftovers fresh. Polyurethane foam is used to insulate many refrigerators – help to keep our spicy food cool and fresh.

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Category: Appliances, Furniture, Home Builders

Polyurethane Highlighted on Home Improvement Radio Show

Whether we listen for today’s hit music, the most up-to-date news coverage or to make our commutes more bearable, many of us spend time each day tuning into our favorite radio stations.

Mighty House Radio listeners recently heard about the many benefits of polyurethane and spray polyurethane foam.

Lee Salamone, senior director of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, and Justin Koscher, director of the Spray Foam Coalition, spoke with the Mighty House Radio hosts about how polyurethane is present in many of the products that make our homes comfortable and stylish, including furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpet underlay and...

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Category: Home Builders

Tiny Houses and Polyurethane

Spray polyurethane foam can have BIG benefits for even the smallest of houses.

Spray polyurethane foam insulation can be used to help fill gaps and stop air leaks in many areas of a home or building – whether they are big or small. In fact, the construction and use of tiny houses is sweeping the country. Plastics Makes It Possible takes you step-by-step through the overall construction and design of the exterior and interior for one of these mobile and tiny houses.

Along with vinyl plastic sliding and trim, solar power plastic roof shingles, and plastic interior...

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Category: 2015 Polyurethane Technical Conference, Home Builders

Spice Up Your Home with Polyurethane

Will Meyer, an architect and interior designer, has created a home with every feature and emotion in mind.  Mr. Meyer faced with many design challenges, but found polyurethane is often a worthy and effective solution for a lot of architects. Polyurethane coatings can enhance and lengthen a product’s lifespan. Polyurethane coatings help any floor stand up to the wear and tear of kids running around.  Adhesives can provide durable bonding solutions, and polyurethane sealants provide tight seals. Furthermore, polyurethane foam, like spray foam, is one of the world’s most energy efficient and versatile insulation and air-sealing products....

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Bayer spray foam insulation featured in The New American Home 2015

Spring, Texas, January 14, 2015The New American Home® demonstrates builder best practices at work in what is considered one of America’s premier show homes. Bayer MaterialScience LLC (http://www.polyurethanes.bayer.com/) is a proud sponsor of The New American Home 2015, being built near Las Vegas. The home is produced and presented by the National Association of Home Builders Leading Suppliers Council and Builder magazine.

Since its inception in 1984, The New American Home has been designed and built to demonstrate concepts, materials, designs and construction techniques that can be replicated in housing built anywhere and in any price range. The mission of...

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Category: Home Builders

Better Design with Polyurethane

A new breed of architects, designers, urban planners and other creative types are reimagining the shared spaces we encounter each day – everything from offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations – to make them more welcoming. Polyurethane plays a major role in several of these designs. Enjoy the video and look for polyurethane used in furniture and bedding, workspaces that are created using surfboard materials. and outdoor “living room” spaces.

 

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

BLOCKPal pallet utilizes Bayer MaterialScience's Baydur PUL 2500 two-component polyurethane resin system. Advantages over wooden pallets include mechanical strength, durability and cleanliness.

Rethinking the Pallet

While Pinterest is full of ideas on how to recycle wooden shipping pallets into all kinds of crafty home furnishings, many used wood pallets end up as waste. The new BLOCKPal pallet is pultruded from polyurethane resin from Bayer Material Science. This pallet can stand up to repeated use with the added benefit of minimizing bacteria and insect accumulation and splintering.  For more on this new innovation, read the article in Plastics Today.

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Category: Home Builders
"Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board is partnering with Bayer MaterialScience to build two prototype houses at the Industrialized Building Show Village in Kuala Lumpur"
"Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board is partnering with Bayer MaterialScience to build two prototype houses at the Industrialized Building Show Village in Kuala Lumpur"

Efficient and Affordable Homes: Brought to you by Polyurethane

Bayer’s lightweight polyurethane composite panels hold the promise to help Malaysia offset an affordable housing crisis.

The panels help enable sturdy, energy efficient homes to be built quickly. The material may be able to reduce the cost of construction by 40% due to reduced labor. The home components can be pre-fabricated, resulting in one unit being completed in five days. 

The houses will have the added benefit of greater energy efficiency, with polyurethane providing a durable barrier to air and moisture leakage. This efficiency will reduce cost of ownership while improving the environmental impacts of the homes.

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Meritage Homes: Upgrading homes with spray polyurethane foam

Meritage Homes uses spray polyurethane foam to seal and insulate homes from outside air and moisture intrusion, save on energy costs, and protect families from mold, airborne pollutants, and allergens.

The spray polyurethane foam insulation used by Meritage Homes creates a thermal envelope—an air barrier that helps to prevent air and moisture infiltration. By minimizing air and moisture infiltration, spray polyurethane foam can help stop the sources of dangerous mold and mildew growth in the home that may cause health programs.

Spray polyurethane foam insulation, and the resulting thermal envelope, also helps to create a more comfortable home that...

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Category: Home Builders

Beazer Homes Blogs about Spray Polyurethane Foam Benefits

Beazer Homes uses spray polyurethane foam to fulfill its commitment that every Beazer home is built to ENERGY STAR® standards in Houston.

Each Beazer home is tested and receives an individual ENERGY STAR® certification.

Check out this recent Beazer Homes blog that highlights four of the benefits of spray polyurethane foam:

  • Spray polyurethane foam creates a moisture barrier.
  • Spray polyurethane foam fills gaps and cracks around pipes and between joints.
  • Spray polyurethane foam makes it much more difficult for pests to find an entrance into your home.
  • Spray polyurethane foam reduces noise levels.

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Category: Home Builders