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Bayer Reactivates Mothballed Polycarbonate, MDI Plants…

1:19 PM MST | December 1, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

BayerMaterial Science (BMS) has restarted some of its mothballed polycarbonate (PC) and methylene di- para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plants following a recent increase in demand, Patrick Thomas, chairman of BMS, tells CW. He was speaking on the sidelines of a press forum on Bayer’s perspectives on sustainability, held recently in Leverkusen. Thomas: ‘Enormous level of volatility.’ BMS had taken about 300,000 m.t./year of PC capacity offline, about 25% of its total, due to the economic recession. “We brought back 90,000 m.t./year...

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