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Bayer MaterialScience expands production of coating raw materials

1:21 AM MST | November 25, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Bayer MaterialScience has brought onstream a new production plant for coating raw materials, and also opened a new technical center for foams, at Leverkusen, Bayer says. The total investment in the two projects is over €45 million ($60.9 million). The global market for coating and adhesive raw materials is on a growth course, and will likely increase by an average of about 4%/year, Bayer says. To meet the rising demand, Bayer MaterialScience is expanding production capacity for the precursors hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate...

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