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Bayer MaterialScience buys DuPont's Baytown aniline plant

12:47 PM MST | March 7, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has acquired DuPont’s Baytown, TX–based aniline production plant, BMS said earlier this week. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Aniline is a key feedstock used to produce methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI), used to make polyurethanes. The facility, located within Bayer’s manufacturing complex, fully integrates the Baytown complex.   “North America is poised for strong MDI growth driven by recovery in the construction market, energy code advancement, and home comfort trends,” says...

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