Bayer May Build European MDI Plant | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 38 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 17, 2007

Bayer May Build European MDI Plant

Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE

Bayer MaterialScience is mulling a 400,000-metric-ton-per-year plant to make the polyurethane component methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) somewhere in Europe by 2012. The company says it will make a decision on the new plant, which would be Europe's largest, next year following a feasibility study. The project would include MDI precursors nitrobenzene, aniline, and diphenylmethane diamine. The MDI unit, the company says, would use a new technology in the final phosgenation step that reduces energy consumption and emissions.

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