Keyword: MDI


BASF Kicks off Final US Expansion Round for MDI

20.07.2022 -

BASF has kicked off the third and final round of its expansion project for polyurethanes precursor MDI at Geismar, Louisiana.


Chinese Gas Shortfall stops BASF’S MDI plant

19.12.2017 - BASF has declared force majeure on deliveries from its 400,000 t/y production for polyurethane feedstock MDI at Chongqing, near Shanghai, China, and has had to stop production...


Covestro to Hang onto Tarragona MDI Site

14.12.2017 - Engineering plastics producer Covestro has committed itself to continuing production of MDI in Spain rather than close its plant at Tarragona at the end of this year as envisioned...


Air Products Builds Gases Plant for Huntsman

25.07.2017 - Air Products has signed a long-term agreement to build, own and operate a new steam methane reformer (SMR) and cold box for Huntsman in Geismar, Louisiana, USA. The facility will...


Wanhua and BorsodChem Invest in European MDI Storage

22.06.2017 - Chinese chemical group Wanhua and its Hungarian subsidiary BorsodChem have invested in a new bulk storage facility for the isocyanate MDI at Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The...


Covestro to Keep Tarragona MDI Unit on Stream

17.03.2017 - Citing a “significant” increase in demand, Germany-based engineering plastics producer Covestro will keep its 200,000 t/y MDI plant at Tarragona, Spain, on stream rather than...


BASF to Increases Antwerp MDI Capacity

24.01.2017 - BASF has announced it will widen MDI capacity at its Antwerp, Belgium, production site to 650,000 t/y of the starting material for polyurethane foam from 550,000 t/y currently. The...

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Challenges Evolve In China

21.11.2016 - In the last 12 months, developments in China’s chemical industry have been somewhat contradictory, as illustrated by two different company statements made in September. On the one...