Makrolon® Polycarbonate High-Tech
Plastic Leads the Way
is a global leader in polycarbonate resin.
Bayer invented Makrolon®
polycarbonate in 1953, was first in the world with commercial
scale-production in 1958, and has continued to work with customers
to develop many innovative applications from automotive headlamp
lenses, CDs and DVDs, medical devices and shatter-resistant optical
lenses to name just a few. Makrolon® resin is the material
of choice for polycarbonates.
polycarbonate resin is our flagship brand, our product portfolio
Frequently asked questions
(FAQs) about Bayer polycarbonate products are here.
All of these products
are well established in North American and global markets.
Bayer had polycarbonate production facilities strategically located
around the world to support our global Makrolon® product line.
World-scale polycarbonate production sites meeting ISO
9001:2000 quality standards are located in:
- Antwerp, Belgium
- Baytown, Texas
- MapTaPhut, Thailand
- Uerdingen, Germany
In North America, Bayer
produces semi-finished sheet products in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Plastics and polycarbonate film products in Berlin,
Connecticut at our Bayer
Films Americas unit. At our Newark, Ohio facility,
Makrolon® polycarbonate is tailored to specific customer needs
by compounding the resin with other polymers and additives.
“One of Bayer’s strengths in polycarbonates is that
we continue to develop our products in close cooperation with
our customers. We also make use of the latest developments and
future trends in our markets,” explains Jim Chrise, head
of polycarbonates for the North American region. “We are
opting for innovation-driven technologies that we can then gear
precisely to the needs of our customers.”