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Bayer Breaks Ground on China TDI Plant

9:17 AM MDT | August 25, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Bayer MaterialScience has started construction of a previously announced toluene diisocyanate (TDI) facility at Caojing, China near Shanghai. The plant will have an initial capacity of 250,000 m.t./year, and it is expected to be commissioned in 2010. Bayer says its total TDI capacity will increase to 700,000 m.t./year on completion. The company also plans to expand the Caojing TDI plant’s capacity later, to 300,000 m.t./year. The company will use its novel gas-phase phosgenation technology at the plant. Global consumption of TDI is expected to increase...

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