“We are pleased that the permit process has been concluded successfully. The project is very important for the expansion of our European-wide marketing of hydrochloric acid and is a key piece in the commissioning of the new TDI plant," said Andreas Amling, Head of Basic Chemicals at Bayer MaterialScience.
The company currently is investing some €250 million in the new TDI facility. The chemical is needed as a precursor for the production of flexible polyurethane foams, which are used to make many everyday products such as mattresses and car seats. Including the plans of additional area companies to build plants associated with the production of TDI, overall investment in the Chempark totals more than €400 million.