Bayer MaterialScience LLC has joined forces with Conforce International, Inc. for development and production of Conforce's line of EKO-FLOR™ composite polyurethane flooring and racking systems for marine containers. The new line of EKO-FLOR™ cs-4 modules will be a replacement for the typical hardwood flooring and provide benefits including weight reduction, insect and mildew resistance. In addition, the module will also have a tough, performance-extending wear layer jointly developed by Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Conforce.
Working closely with Conforce, Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a proprietary polyurethane system that delivers the enduring performance characteristics Conforce sought for its new EKO-FLOR™ cs-4 flooring module system. The two companies project the key customer evaluations resulting from ocean-going trials to be completed during the third quarter of 2009 and anticipate receiving orders for shipments in 2009/10.