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Invista Licenses BDO and PTMEG Technology to China

3:29 PM MDT | March 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Invista says it has agreed to license its 1,4 butanediol (BDO) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) technology to Sichuan Tianhua Fubang Chemical (Luzhou City, China). Sichuan Tianhua Fubang plans to spend Rm2.4 billion ($337.6 million) to build the plants at Luzhou City, Invista says. The complex will be designed to produce 60,000 m.t./year of BDO and 46,000 m.t./year of PTMEG. BDO is used to make polyester resins and polyurethanes, and PTMEG has applications in high-performance polyurethanes, polyester co-polymers, and other...

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