Chemtura has been expanding its low-free MDI Duracast product range with alternative curatives, said Stephen Lewis, business director, EMEA for Adiprene/Vibrathane.
Mark Moody, marketing manager, EMEA for Adiprene/Vibrathane, noted an important aspect of these materials: it meets the new labelling regulations for MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate), which changed in Europe last year.
If a product has below a threshold level of free MDI it can be labelled low-free. “We’re one of the few companies able to supply those prepolymers in the right quality and quantity,” Moody claimed.
The Duracast LF-MDI development “has enormous value,” said Lewis, giving customers wider opportunity, different choices and technical benefits.
Chemtura is expanding in China, noted Matthew Hellstern, general manager/president urethanes, adding that expansion will continue in all regions – to offer local production and service.
Chemtura’s new manufacturing site at Nantong in China is shared by all product lines, with a urethanes facility being built in 2013. This will start up in early 2014, to support customer demand there.
The Nantong facility complements an existing urethane facility in Nanjing and is “expanding not just capacity but also the capabilities…