Material solutions for climate protection and resource conservation
Holding heat, saving fuel
Climate protection and chemistry go well together. On the whole, chemical products avoid three times more greenhouse gas emissions than their production generates. Diverse products from Bayer MaterialScience have an even better environmental balance in some cases.
Polyurethanes are perfect insulating materials for buildings.
Polyurethanes, for example, where the company is the global market leader, demonstrate a particularly sustainable effect. In the form of rigid foams, for instance, they are perfect insulating materials for the building sector, which accounts for 40 percent of global energy consumption and roughly one-third of greenhouse gas emissions.
Another classic product for sustainability is polycarbonate. Bayer MaterialScience is also the market leader in this segment. This high-tech plastic is very lightweight, making it particularly good for motor vehicles since less weight means less fuel.
But Bayer MaterialScience contributes more to sustainability than just individual products. In numerous interdisciplinary projects, the company brings together partners from other fields to find total solutions for conserving resources and protecting the environment. For example in the EcoCommercial Building program, a global, interdisciplinary network of experts for sustainable building.