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BASF Considers an MDI Project in China’s Biggest City

9:56 AM MDT | June 20, 2007 | Ian Young

BASF says it is considering construction of a world-scale methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at Chongqing, China. The company signed a memorandum of cooperation on June 12 with Chongqing Chemical and Pharmaceutical Holding Group and the local authorities. BASF says it will carry out an in-depth evaluation of the competitiveness of the proposed location for the project. Start-up of the plant is planned for 2010, and the unit is expected to have capacity for 400,000 m.t./year of crude MDI. Going upstream: Chongqing is a major inland port. The...

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