Mastering challenges with innovative products

Materials for the 21st Century

With sales of 11,2 billion euros in 2013, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest manufacturers of high-tech polymer materials. The company’s innovative products and solutions are used in many key industrial sectors and help to improve the quality of life.


Bayer MaterialScience produces high-tech polymer materials around the world: A look inside a plant in Shanghai, China, that produces the raw material TDI.

A subsidiary of the Bayer Group with some 14,300 employees, Bayer MaterialScience has a global presence, with hubs in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company has some 30 major production sites and various smaller plants around the world – safe, efficient, eco-friendly.

True to the company’s mission statement,“Science For A Better Life,” Bayer MaterialScience sees itself as a pioneering innovator focused on sustainable solutions for the major challenges of our times, such as climate change, scarce fossil fuels, urbanization and growing mobility.

Against this backdrop, Bayer MaterialScience pursues long-term, profitable growth. We want to defend and expand our leading positions on global markets. This applies in particular to growth markets such as China, India, Brazil and Russia.

Innovative products

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. Diverse applications range from mattresses and ski boots to insulating materials for refrigeration appliances and buildings.

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

Bayer MaterialScience is also one of the world’s leading suppliers of raw materials for coatingsadhesives and sealants. These products protect and enhance the appearance of such things as automobiles and furniture, and are used in the sports and leisure sector. In addition, Bayer MaterialScience supplies the chemical industry with numerous basic chemicals.

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