BASF starts toluene diisocyanate plant in Germany

BASF starts toluene diisocyanate plant in Germany

6:52 AM, 20th November 2015
BASF starts toluene diisocyanate plant in Germany
BASF’s toluene diisocyanate plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. (File photo)

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF SE said that it has officially started operations at its €1 billion-toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Ludwigshafen. With production capacity of 300,000metric tonne per year, the plant will help create around 200 new jobs.

This is the largest investment made at the site. Along with TDI, the plant will also produce dinitrotoluene and toluylendiamine, BASF said.

Guests at the inauguration ceremony included Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, and Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

“The knowledge contributed to this project by BASF employees from around the world, and the outstanding integration into our BASF Verbund make this plant one of the most modern and competitive facilities in the world,” said Kurt Bock, chairman, board of executive directors, BASF.

“BASF is undertaking an innovative step with the start-up of the new TDI plant and, at the same time, making a commitment to Ludwigshafen as a location for industry,” said Sigmar Gabriel, vice-chancellor and minister of economic affairs and energy of Germany.

TDI is a core component for polyurethanes. It is often used in the furniture industry (elastic foams for mattresses, cushions or wood coating) and the automotive industry (seat cushions).

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


US Water acquires A and W Technologies for $9 million

ST MICHAEL, US: US Water, a division owned by ALLETE Company, said that it has acquired A and W Technologies for $9 million. A and W Technologies prov ...

Read more
Monsanto, Novozymes develop microbial biz; targets 250-500 mn acre

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK: Monsanto Company and Novozymes A/S (BioAg Alliance) said they have decided to develop new microbial solutions to be used on 250-50 ...

Read more
Hamrick gets sugars, nanocellulose extraction from biomass tech patent

VERONA, ITALY: Hamrick Engineering said it has been granted a broad patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass by the ...

Read more
Scientist whom the nation forgot

KOLKATA, INDIA:  Seventy-five years after Robert Koch discovered the cholera bacteria in 1884, a Bengali scientist had unearthed the fact that it ...

Read more
Queen’s University scores a world first with invention of ‘porous liquid’

BELFAST,US: Scientists at Queen’s University have made a major breakthrough by making a porous liquid – with the potential for a massive r ...

Read more
Chemists turn bacterial molecules into potential drug molecules

SYRACUSE, US: Yan-Yeung Luk, associate professor of chemistry, and his research team have published their findings in ChemBioChem (John Wiley & So ...

Read more