Bayer MaterialScience plans to raise TDI output in China

16 August 2012 10:17  [Source: ICIS news]

XI’AN, China (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience (China) plans to increase its toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) output in the country to 300,000 tonne/year from the current 250,000 tonnes/year in the near future, a company source said on Thursday.

The specific deadline for the increase in TDI output was not immediately clear, the source said.

“Toluene accounts for around 60% of the input into the TDI process, so we [Bayer MaterialScience (China)] need 150,000 tonnes of toluene at the moment,” the source said at the sidelines of 10th China International BTX Forum 2012 being held in Xi’an, China on 15-17 August.

However, on the global scale, toluene prices are not expected to be affected too much by the growing TDI output in the near future, the source said.

“Only 7% of the global toluene consumption goes into TDI, and that is around 1.5 million tonnes, so it is still too early to say that there would be significant impact from the TDI sector on the global toluene demand,” added the source.

By: Jasmine Khoo
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