"The integration of our market expertise into Bayer's family of polyurethane systems is helping our customers tap into the leading filtration materials and technology wherever in the world they do business, said Bob Becherer, NAFTA market segment head for filters, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. Bayer's polyurethanes can be formulated for flexible or rigid applications and are customisable to meet customers' end-use and processing requirements. Compared with traditional materials, the polyurethane systems are lighter in weight, while also offering faster production times, low volatile organic compounds and low odour. Additionally, the material's room temperature cure helps reduce energy usage by eliminating the need for heating ovens used to cure other traditional materials. Visitors at Bayer's booth at the recent Filtration 2011 International Conference and Exhibition learned more about polyurethane technology for the filtration market.