BASF Completes Expansion of MDI Production Capacity

Originally published by the following source: Chemical EngineeringJanuary 23, 2017

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Image result for basf logoBASF SE has completed a capacity increase of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) production facilities at the company´s Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The capacity increase brings the annual production of MDI in Antwerp from 560,000 to 650,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). MDI is an important component for polyurethanes – an extremely versatile plastics material. It contributes to improved insulation, provides lighter materials for cars, and helps save energy in buildings.