DORMAGEN, Germany—The city of Cologne, Germany, has given Bayer MaterialScience a permit to build and operate a new 300, 00 metric ton capacity facility to make toluene diisocyanate.
TDI is a precursor in making flexible polyurethane foams to make products such as polyurethane foams for mattresses, chairs and car seats.
The factory, located in Chempark Dormagen, will use energy saving and lower investment gas-phase phosgenation technology. Bayer said that is a key part of a long-term investment strategy to turn the Dormagen site into a global technology center for the development and production of polyurethanes.
Bayer MaterialSicence began training employees for the new plant last spring, and will add 15 workers to the current pilot plant staff.