01 March 2010 15:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) will invest about €150m ($205m) in building a new 300,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant at its Chempark site in Dormagen, Germany, the polymers and plastics major said on Monday.
BMS said the new plant, which is scheduled to go on stream in 2014, would replace its existing TDI plants at ?xml:namespace>
"This investment... is intended to strengthen
Dieter Kuhne, head of TDI production at
"Our process enables us to achieve energy savings of up to 60% compared with a conventional plant of the same size. Furthermore, the technology requires up to 80% less solvent," said Kuhne.
BMS revealed plans to build the TDI production plant at
BMS added that subject to political acceptance and approval being granted by the authorities, the world-scale plant would be built on the site of a coal-fired powerplant, which would be torn down.
Once the TDI plant was on stream,
Bayer said the Chempark site at Dormagen was chosen due to the availability of raw materials and precursors as well as the existing infrastructure; however, a new reformer would be built to cover the increased demand for carbon monoxide.
BMS’s 250,000 tonne/year TDI plant at Caojing, near
BMS said it expected demand for TDI to continue to increase.
($1 = €0.73)
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