NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV - As part of ongoing global restructuring initiatives, Bayer MaterialScience LLC has announced the closure of its coatings, adhesives and specialties (CAS) resins operations in New Martinsville, WV. The New Martinsville resins operations, which manufacture polyesters, polyurethane dispersions and polyaspartic esters for use in the automobile, furniture and construction industries, are scheduled to cease production by the end of 2009. In the future, sourcing of these products will be consolidated into various Bayer MaterialScience facilities. The closure will affect approximately 40 employees.
The New Martinsville site will continue to manufacture a range of polyurethanes raw materials used in the same industries, plus Texin® thermoplastic polyurethane, which is used in the automobile, tool, sporting goods and medical industries.