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BaySystems™ Selects New Premier U.S. Distributor of Spray Foam Materials
BaySystems™ inks agreement with IDI Distributors Inc., leading distributor of insulation products, to distribute perimeter wall spray polyurethane foam products

Pittsburgh, July 21, 2009 — BaySystems™ announces the selection of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based IDI Distributors Inc. as its premier U.S. distributor of spray polyurethane foam materials.

“We are honored that BaySystems™ selected IDI Distributors Inc. to be the prominent national distributor of their spray foam materials,” said Chris Novogratz, national sales manager, IDI Distributors Inc. “We are pleased to be able to offer our customers insulation products from such a proven and trusted source.”

IDI Distributors Inc., a leading distributor of insulation products, is a privately owned business that maintains a customer-first policy. This customer-centric philosophy was one of the key factors in their selection by BaySystems™.

“IDI Distributors’ ‘people-first’ attitude and commitment to educating their staff are in alignment with our own philosophy at BaySystems™,” said Renee Zierden, general manager, BaySystems™. “We welcome them to our team as our premier distributor of perimeter wall spray polyurethane foam.”
 
With an increased focus on green building and sustainability, the spray foam industry has experienced a growing interest in incorporating this technology into the construction of large, custom residential homes. In addition, homeowners are also educating themselves about energy-saving materials, and finding that spray foam products from BaySystems™ are a good solution. 

“Our focus on training translates into an effective, knowledgeable sales force,” said Don Clymer, national spray foam sales manager, IDI Distributors Inc. “The IDI Distributors team provides our customers with support and expertise they need pertaining to the use of spray polyurethane foam and its many advantages.”

IDI Distributors Inc. is able to supply its customers with spray foam products from BaySystems™ from its more than 25 locations. Customers are able to receive the products either same-day or within 24 hours. The spray polyurethane foam product families from BaySystems™ that IDI Distributors Inc. is distributing, effective immediately, are:

  • Bayseal™ OC open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is intended for wall insulation and sound attenuation in residential and commercial structures. Bayseal™ OC increases energy efficiency by filling open voids, cracks and crevices. Buildings insulated with Bayseal™ OC provide occupants with a quieter and more comfortable indoor space. Bayseal™ OC has an aged R-value of 3.9 per inch.
     
  • Bayseal™ CC closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation seals the building envelope to create an optimal energy-efficient environment, while providing superior insulation, stopping air leakage and adding structural strength to the building. Bayseal™ CC is intended for perimeter wall application in residential and commercial structures. Bayseal™ CC insulation is recommended for non-vented attics, ceilings, floors, foundations, piping and non-vented crawl spaces. It has an aged R-value of 6.9 per inch.

About BaySystems™:
BaySystems™ is the global polyurethane systems business of Bayer MaterialScience. More information can be found at www.baysystemsspray.com.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with nearly 15,100 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2008 sales of 9.7 billion euros. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of 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.

Contact:
Sean Kelly, Phone: 412-777-5200
E-mail: sean.kelly@bayerbms.com

For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from BaySystems™, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit www.BaySystemsSpray.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience materials, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail naftainfo@bayerbms.com or visit www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com.


This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.


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