Bayer MaterialScience LLC will relocate production of its Makrofol and Bayfol polycarbonate and polycarbonate-blend films from its Berlin, Conn., facility to its facility in Whately, Mass. The move will cause no significant change in the range of films supplied to customers. The Berlin site employs approximately 20 people. Some of those employees will be offered positions at the Whately facility.
“This move will enable Bayer MaterialScience to more effectively meet the changing demands of the market by enhancing our product and application development capabilities to support our customers,” says Richard Sabatine, vice president of Functional Films and Specialties, NAFTA, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “Relocating production of our polycarbonate films also aligns with our strategy of growing our films business, while simultaneously strengthening our production in the United States.”
Makrofol and Bayfol are films used in a broad range of applications, such as instrument panels, trade show displays, membrane switches, control panels and decals. Markets served include automotive, appliance, security and smart cards, medical, nameplate and labels, packaging, point of purchase (including signage), telecommunications and more.
The Whately, Mass., site has extensive film extrusion expertise and has been manufacturing thermoplastic polyurethane and specialty elastomer film and sheet for over 30 years. It is ISO 9001 registered and operates in a 147,000-square-foot facility. The move is expected to be complete by the end of 2009.
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