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Asahi Kasei Chemicals to build polycarbonate diol plant in China

11:35 AM MDT | September 9, 2013

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has announced that it will build a polycarbonate diol (PCD) plant in China. PCD is an intermediate used in high-performance polyurethanes (PUs). The company will use proprietary technology to produce 3,000 m.t./year of PCD, which it markets as Duranol. Asahi Kasei says that Duranol has the biggest share of the Asia PCD market for PUs for synthetic leather in automotive interiors, PU coatings, and ultraviolet-curable PUs. Duranol enables PUs to be made with greater softness than is possible with ordinary PCD, the company says. The plant will...

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