German chemical group bayer has opened a new line of production of mdi drums (isocyanate), a product used to produce polyurethane. the line, installed at the tarragona plant, is part of bayer materialscience unit (bms) and will provide mbi in drums for both the spanish and international markets.
the move aims to respond to the growing demand of drums as a means of transport of mdi, especially in countries with less infrastructure. bayer's tarragona plant has an annual production of 150,000 tons of mdi. in 2008, bayer materialscience posted revenue of 9.7 billion euros.
source: bayer 26/05/09