Bayer MaterialScience has announced a capacity expansion of Desmodur®N aliphatic coatings raw materials at the Bayer integrated site in Caojing, China, near Shanghai.

The plant has increased the capacity of Desmodur N to 27,000 tpa to meet the growing demand in Asia, particularly China, in the automotive, general industrial and plastics market. The company has produced Desmodur N coatings raw materials at Caojing since April 2003 at a facility that had an initial capacity of 11,500 tpa.

Desmodur N is part of the Desmodur polyisocyanates range of raw materials for the formulation of a variety of polyurethane coatings, adhesives and sealants. Desmodur N is a solvent-free aliphatic polyisocyanate resin based on hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI).

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