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Bayer to increase Shanghai MDI to 500,000 m.t./year by mid-2014

12:53 PM MDT | September 13, 2013

Bayer MaterialScience (Bayer) is to debottleneck its 350,000 m.t./year methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) production facility in Shanghai, increasing its capacity to 500,000 m.t./year by mid-2014. The expansion had originally been planned for 2012. “MDI is an important raw material for the production of polyurethane rigid foam, which is an effective insulation material for buildings and refrigerators,” says Wolfgang Miebach, president of Bayer MaterialScience China. “The debottlenecking will allow the company to further expand its business in China...

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