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Bayer MaterialScience Invests in PU Coating Raw Materials in Germany

5:50 AM MST | January 27, 2012

Bayer MaterialScience has started construction of a multipurpose facility to produce polyurethane (PU) coating raw materials at Leverkusen. The facility will produce hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), which are used primarily in automotive and industrial coatings. The company is investing about €35 million ($45.5 million) to build the plant, which is due onstream in fourth quarter 2013. The new plant will be integrated into existing HDI and IPDI facilities at the Leverkusen site. Bayer MaterialScience intends to invest at least...

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