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Bayer MaterialScience LLC has rejoined the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

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Setting the standard for spray polyurethane foam applicators

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance and Bayer MaterialScience LLC will elevate industry efforts in applicator training and certification
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Pittsburgh, June 25, 2013 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC has rejoined the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and will support its efforts to raise industry standards for spray foam application training and certification.

The SPFA has designed a spray foam inuslation contractor certification program that requires the applicators to have the necessary background, training, and testing to install spray polyurethane foam safely. Bayer, who had developed its own applicator training program, will now recognize the SPFA Insulation Master Installer certification as comparable to the Bayer Bronze accreditation level for spray polyurethane foam application.

Bayer will work with the SPFA to improve their current certification program, as well as expand its coverage to include contractor companies, distributors, and manufacturers. As an industry leader, Bayer recognizes the importance of customer accreditation and for every spray foam applicator to have the proper safety and application training. Bayer will continue its efforts through the SPFA, the Center for the Polyurethane Industry's Spray Foam Coalition, the Insulation Contractors Association of America and other organizations to advance spray polyurethane foam product stewardship along the value chain.

Renewing its membership in the SPFA will give Bayer an added opportunity to support the industry through product stewardship, codes initiatives, research, and educational programs to connect with customers.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC's business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Contact:
Sean Kelly, Phone: 412-777-5200
Email: sean.kelly@bayer.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience's spray polyurethane foam technology, call 1-800-221-3626 or visit www.spf.bayermaterialscience.com.

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