April 15, 2011

Bayer MaterialScience raises prices for polyurethane raw materials in Europe

Leverkusen, April 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience AG is raising the selling prices for all products of its polyurethane segment in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region by EUR 0.30 per kilogram, effective May 1, 2011.

Substantially higher raw material and utilities costs are forcing Bayer MaterialScience to pass on these increases to the market.

Current contractual agreements will be fulfilled.

About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2010 sales of EUR 10.2 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world's largest polymer companies. 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 and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2010, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,400 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

This news release is available for download from the Bayer MaterialScience press server at www.press.bayerbms.com.

Find more information at www.bayermaterialscience.com.


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