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… Builds Polyether Polyols Plant Using New Technology

10:37 AM MDT | August 1, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it has developed a technology for the manufacture of polymer-filled polyether polyols, which it plans to commercialize at a 60,000-m.t./year plant at Dormagen, Germany or Antwerp. The plant will cost about €40 million ($54 million) and be completed at the end of 2008. The process has been successfully tested at BMS’s laboratories, the company says. Polymer-filled polyether polyols are used primarily in the production of flexible polyurethane foam. BMS’s new technology keeps the amount of volatile organic compounds...

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