Coating Raw Materials Bayer MaterialScience Plans New Production Facility in Shanghai

Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

Bayer MaterialScience plans to construct a new world-scale production facility for the coating raw material isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) at its integrated site in Shanghai, China.

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A view of the integrated Bayer site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at night showing the polycarbonate production plant. (Picture: Bayer MaterialScience)
A view of the integrated Bayer site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at night showing the polycarbonate production plant. (Picture: Bayer MaterialScience)

Leverkusen, Shanghai/PR China – The planned investment volume is €65 million. The inauguration of the plant is scheduled for 2015.

The project is part of the company’s comprehensive investment program with a total volume of approximately €1 billion for the expansion of its production capacities in China. By that, the total investment of Bayer MaterialScience in China is increased to more than €3 billion.

IPDI is used as a raw material primarily in high-grade polyurethane coatings for applications such as for automotive finishing.

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