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Tosoh to build emission-free amine catalysts plant for PU foams

11:35 AM MDT | September 9, 2013

Tosoh has announced plans to build a unit to produce the company’s proprietary Rzeta emission-free reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane (PU) foams. The plant will be built at the company’s Nanyo, Japan, ethylene amines production site for an estimated ¥2 billion ($20.1 million). Construction of the plant will begin this month and is expected to be completed by November 2014. PU catalysts are used in the production of PU foams that are used as cushioning for automotive interiors, bedding, and furniture and as insulation for refrigerators and construction...

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