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Distinctive by design: Bayer’s color and special effect technologies

Bayer MaterialScience knows creative use of color and effects can help designers differentiate products in a saturated market. We offer a range of color and special effect technologies, such as molded-in color and coloration of already-molded parts. These technologies are enhanced by our design services, including color matching and custom compounding.

Color your world

By staying in-tune with the latest fashion, innovation and design trends, Bayer provides designers with an up-to-date range of color and special effect options resulting in eye-catching products made of Makrolon® polycarbonate, Apec® high-heat polycarbonate, Makroblend® (PC+PBT; PC+PET blend) and Bayblend® (PC+ABS; PC+ASA blend).

LEDA® compounded color technology integrates colorants and additives directly into the thermoplastic pellets resulting in consistent, molded-in colors and effects. You can choose existing colors from Bayer’s broad color palette or design a custom-made color. LEDA® technology possible effects include glow-in-the-dark, sparkle and metallic. Certain colors and special effects are compliant with regulations for FDA food contact and medical device applications.

AURA® infusion technology enables manufacturers to apply color to one or many already-molded clear, translucent or opaque parts. Since AURA® infusion technology can be performed in-house, you are able to control the speed and production process to meet your needs. 

Our Color Competence & Design Experts, located in facilities around the world, can quickly and efficiently mobilize our global resources to match your color requirements. 

Case Study
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Makrolon® Rx1851 polycarbonate was just what the doctor ordered for the OrthoSensorTM Knee Balancer.
Just what the doctor ordered
Medical polycarbonate, coloring capabilities from Bayer more »
Rubik bar stool
Rubik bar stool

Use of polycarbonates and color technolgies for distinctive furniture design

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UVEX welding googles
Welding goggles

Maximum protection at work, at home, during sports and leisure activities.

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Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Polycarbonate used in next-generation medical device.


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