Issue Date: May 30, 2011
BASF Slates TDI Plant For Europe
Becoming the second German firm to plan a toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Europe, BASF says it will build a 300,000-metric-ton-per-year TDI facility in Antwerp, Belgium, or Ludwigshafen, Germany, by 2014. The plant will be the world’s largest single-train facility for the polyurethane precursor, BASF says, and will be integrated with key raw materials. A year ago, Bayer announced it would build a 300,000-metric-ton TDI plant in Dormagen, Germany, based on new technology that cuts energy use by 60%. Start-up is also planned for 2014.
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