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Mitsui Chemicals to build large-scale xylylene diisocyanate plant in Japan

3:56 AM MST | February 6, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says that it will construct the world's first large-scale production plant for xylylene diisocyanate (XDI) at the company’s site at Omuta in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The 5,000-m.t./year XDI plant is expected to begin production in October 2015. XDI is a functional material offered only by Mitsui and made with proprietary technology, the company says. Extensively used in coatings and engineering materials, XDI is used in products requiring safety and durability such as adhesives for food packaging, in special inks and coating materials...

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