The agreement covers the distribution and sale of Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane systems developed for use in manufacturing composite parts, particularly those manufactured using the pultrusion, resin transfer moulding (RTM), vacuum-assisted RTM, resin infusion and filament winding processes.

“We are very involved with customers as they move from open-mould processing to closed-mould techniques and to use low-VOC chemistries," reports Greg Shymske, vice president of marketing for Arlington Heights, Illinois, based distributor Composites One. "Consistent with these trends, polyurethane products offer real performance and environmental benefits over some of the chemistries traditionally used in the manufacture of composites, and we want to offer those benefits to our customers.”

“Composites One’s network of 32 strategically-located distribution and stocking centres will provide speedy local delivery and shorter order times to composite part manufacturers,” adds Jerry MacCleary, head of the NAFTA Polyurethanes Marketing Business Unit, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

“We feel this agreement will help us all grow, and enable Bayer polyurethane systems to reach markets that we previously could not.”