DORMAGEN, GERMANY (Jan. 16, 12:50 p.m. ET) — Bayer MaterialScience said Jan. 16 that it has commissioned its new technical center for developing isocyanate processes.
The research center, at Chempark Dormagen in Germany, was built in just under a year, with an investment of $6.34 million.
“All global research activities related to the production of aromatic isocyanates have now been pooled in the new hydrogenation technical center,” said Joachim Wolff, head of Bayer's polyurethanes business, in a company statement. He commented that efficiency gains in research and optimizing production processes “will help to further expand our global technological leadership.”
The facility will focus on hydrogenation technology for making precursors to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI).
BMS says it has developed an adiabatic variant which is an advance in hydrogenation, resulting in a substantial gain in efficiency.
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