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Bayer to lift isocyanate capacities

By Patrick Raleigh UT On-line news editorLeverkusen, Germany-Bayer MaterialScience AG plans to expand isocyanate production capacity at its Brunsbuttel, Germany, site, according to Hagen Noerenberg, chairman of the Bayer subsidiary .The debottlenecking project will see TDI (toluene diisocyanate) and MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) capacities at the site increased by 29 ktpa and 20ktpa, respectively.The expansions are expected to come on stream within the next two to three years, Noerenberg said in an 18 March interview at Bayer’s Leverkusen headquarters.Bayer’s TDI capacity at Brunsbuttel is around 110 ktpa, Urethanes Technology has established. Industry estimates put MDI capacity there at 60 ktpa.”

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