Focus on sustainable products for major challenges of our times

Leader in material solutions

With sales of 11,5 billion euros in 2012, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest manufacturers of high-tech materials. The company’s innovative products and solutions are used in many key industrial sectors and help to bring about sustainable improvements to the quality of life.

Cooperation between industry and science
Cooperation between industry and science: Bayer chemist Dr. Thomas Ernst Müller (left) with Professor Walter Leitner from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

A subsidiary of the Bayer Group with some 14,500 employees, Bayer MaterialScience has a global presence, with focal points in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company has around 30 major production sites and various smaller plants around the world.

True to the company slogan “Science For A Better Life,” Bayer MaterialScience sees itself as a future-oriented driver of innovations focused on sustainable solutions for the major challenges of our times such as climate change, scarce resources and growing mobility.

To secure a high profitability and increase the company’s value in the long run, one of our strategic goals is to develop additional growth opportunities in emerging economies, especially in Asia. The company wants to be recognized as the industry leader worldwide and to further extend its strong positions in individual sectors.

Bayer MaterialScience is the global market leader in polyurethanes. The company develops and produces the components for rigid and flexible foams as well as for solid materials. The broad spectrum of applications ranges from mattresses and ski boots to insulating materials for refrigeration appliances and buildings.

Innovative products

Bayer MaterialScience is also the leader in the development and production of polycarbonates. Transparent, tough and freely formable, these high-performance plastics can be used in a wide variety of ways, including in the automotive and construction industries.

And Bayer MaterialScience is one of the world’s leading suppliers of materials for coatings, adhesives and specialties. One main field of application is to protect such things as automobiles, aircraft and wind turbines against the influence of weather.