05 September 2011 13:37 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) plans to start commercial production at its 250,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant in Caojing in ?xml:namespace>
“We are producing and analysing the TDI products batch by batch,” said Joachim Wolff, head of the polyurethanes (PU) business unit at BMS.
“The gas phase phosgenation technology is a brand new technology and we are using it for the first time in the world,” he added.
During batch-testing, samples are distributed to customers to carry out application development, said Azita Owlia, senior vice-president of the BMS polyurethanes business unit.
She said she sees great potential in the market, because average PU consumption in the Asia-Pacific region is 1.6kg per person compared with 5kg in the US and 2kg in Europe.
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By: Alfred Wong
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