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....Architecture, Home Builders
look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers
Spring, Texas, January 14, 2015 — The 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...Home Builders
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.
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.
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.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"
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.
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...Home Builders
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.
When it comes to insulating a home, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is becoming as integral to the building process as good old fashioned bricks and mortar.
Contributing to American Design Excellence
The 2014 New American Home, located near Las Vegas, is considered one of America’s premier show homes. Produced and presented by the National Association of Home Builders, Leading Suppliers Council and Builder magazine, this modern 7,400-square-foot abode has all the comforts of home. Helping to make it so comfortable is SPF insulation.
Bayer provided its Bayseal® open-cell SPF insulation for the walls, as well as its Bayseal®...Architecture, Home Builders
As they learn their ABCs, there’s comfort in knowing that polyurethane and its VDI (versatile, durable, incredible) is there as an invisible helper.
As students of all ages head back to the classroom this Fall, they’ll have the help of polyurethane and its versatile, durable, incredible properties.
Polyurethane helps add comfort and durability to many other parts of a student’s day.
Polyurethane provides the stretch, flex and cushion for the clothing and shoes worn by students from elementary school all the way through graduate school. Polyurethane plays a major role as students walk across campus, or take part in...Apparel, Appliances, Home Builders
As America’s architecture evolves to reflect the dynamic world in which we live, the materials used to realize innovative building designs must meet that demand. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) plays a major role in this process. SPF is used to enhance energy efficiency, comfort, and style.
Here are three examples of SPF and its benefits. These case studies highlight SPF’s versatility and value. In fact, both projects have been crowned Department of Energy (DOE) “Challenge Home”’ – meaning they are all high performance, energy efficient homes that offset all or most of their annual energy consumption. The DOE...Home Builders