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Bayer Boosts TDI Capacity in China

1:41 PM MDT | February 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Bayer MaterialScience says it plans to boost capacity of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) at Caojing, China, from 160,000 m.t./year, to 300,000 m.t./year. The company says it plans to invest a total of $1.8 billion at the Caojing site by 2009. The project, scheduled for completion by 2009, includes installation of gas-phase phosgenation technology. “Compared with optimized conventional processes, in operational terms this results in volume-related energy savings of around 40%, and a corresponding reduction in costs and environmental impact,” says Peter...

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