NANYO, Japan—Tosoh Corp. said it plans to increase capacity for its Rzeta reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane in a $20 million investment.
Work is expected to start this month and be complete in November 2014. The plant will be built on the existing ethanolamines facility at Nanyo, said Tosoh. No capacity information was released.
Tosoh said that its Rzeta, formerly called Rteda, reactive-amine catalysts do not produce volatile organic emissions, which means that they can be used close to other resins such as polycarbonate and polyvinyl chloride without discoloring them, according to the company. Foam durability is the same as that found in foams made using conventional catalysts, said Tosoh.