Bayer adds hydrochloric acid storage capacity at Germany TDI site

11 June 2013 17:28  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience has nearly completed construction of additional hydrochloric acid storage tank capacity at its site in Dormagen near Cologne, the site's operator said on Tuesday.

The expansion is part of Bayer’s planned 300,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) project at Dormagen.

After already building one additional hydrochloric acid tank last year, Bayer is currently finalising construction at a second tank with a capacity of more than 5m litres. The second tank is expected to be completed by early September.

Johann Rechner, head of basic chemicals for Bayer at Dormagen, said that the additional tank capacity creates the infrastructure needed to further process and use the hydrochloric acid.

The tanks will hold hydrochloric acid generated as a by-product of TDI production.

The announcement was made by Currenta, a chemical industry site support company set up as a joint venture by Bayer and LANXESS. 

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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