LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany - Bayer AG announced a name change of Bayer Polymers L.L.C. to Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C., an action taken in response to a Bayer Group reorganization announced in November 2003. In the reorganization, Bayer announced that its activities would be grouped into three businesses: Bayer MaterialScience, Bayer HealthCare and Bayer CropScience.

The MaterialScience business includes the company's products for coatings, adhesives, sealants, polyurethanes, and other markets. The business is based in Pittsburgh and operates 10 manufacturing facilities in North America.