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BorsodChem Speeds MDI Expansion Plans

11:17 AM MST | January 28, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) says it has made “significant advances” in developing methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) manufacturing technologies under an inhouse R&D program, and that the company is ready to start debottlenecking its MDI complex at Kazincbarcika from 180,000 m.t./year, to 300,000 m.t./year in the next 2-3 years (CW, May 10, 2006, p. 15). BorsodChem, owned by private equity capital firm Permira, says it has filed for patents for the technology. “One of the key developments is a more efficient phosgenation...

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