14 February 2012 07:06 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--BASF will build a 300,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant and expand additional units at its ?xml:namespace>
BASF plans to start up the TDI plant at the end of 2014. Its existing 80,000 tonne/year TDI plant in
The company plans to develop its Schwarzheide site to focus on more specialty products, it said.
BASF will also build a hydrogen chloride recycling plant in
Its nitric acid, chlorine and synthesis gas facilities at
“This project will position us as the low-cost TDI producer in
“Building our new TDI plant at our largest Verbund site in
With the investment, BASF will have two sites in Europe for polyurethane basic products:
TDI is a key component mainly used for flexible polyurethane foams.
BASF is a leading supplier of basic products for polyurethanes and is currently operating TDI plants in
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