DORMAGEN, Germany (Jan. 16, 2012)—Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C. said it has built a technical center for developing isocyanate processes.
The research center, at Chempark Dormagen in Germany, was constructed in less than a year, with an investment of $6.34 million.
Joachim Wolff, head of Bayer's polyurethanes business, said all global research activities related to the production of aromatic isocyanates have now been pooled in the new hydrogenation technical center.
The facility will focus on hydrogenation technology for making precursors to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate.
Bayer said the technical center building was designed for sustainability using materials from the EcoCommercial Building network.