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Bayer MaterialScience Increases Capacity in China for Aliphatic Coatings Raw Materials

Published on 2009-11-09. Author : SpecialChem

LEVERKUSEN -- Bayer MaterialScience, one of the world's leading producers of high-performance plastics has announced a capacity expansion of Desmodur® N aliphatic coatings raw materials at the Bayer integrated site in Caojing, near Shanghai in China.

The plant has increased the capacity of Desmodur® N to 27,000 tpa to meet the growing demand in Asia, particularly China, in the automotive, general industrial and plastics market. The company has been producing Desmodur® N coatings raw materials at Caojing since April 2003 at a facility which had an initial capacity of 11,500 tpa.

Desmodur® N is part of the Desmodur® polyisocyanates range of raw materials for the formulation of a variety of polyurethane coatings, adhesives and sealants. Desmodur® N is a solvent-free aliphatic polyisocyanate resin based on hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI).

About Bayer MaterialScience:

With 2008 sales of EUR 9.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,100 people at the end of 2008. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Source: Bayer MaterialScience

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