Bayer commissions technical centre in Germany

15 February 2012

Bayer MaterialScience has commissioned a technical centre for the development of isocyanate production processes at Chempark Dormagen, Germany. The research centre was erected in just under a year with an investment of €5M.

"All global research activities related to the production of aromatic isocyanates have now been pooled in the new hydrogenation technical centre,” said Dr Joachim Wolff, head of the polyurethanes business and member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience.

The facility is focused on hydrogenation technology for the production of precursors to diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI). MDI is the starting product for rigid polyurethane foam, which enables particularly efficient insulation of buildings.

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