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Bayer MaterialScience: Further milestone in the manufacture of plastics from CO2

Company intends to replace petroleum with carbon dioxide


Bayer MaterialScience has taken another major step toward using CO2 for plastic production from 2016. A production line is currently under construction for this purpose at the Dormagen site in Germany. A chemical reactor weighing some 25 metric tons has now been put in place at the heart of this ...


Less and less petroleum required for plastics production

New successes for Bayer’s CO2 research


Bayer MaterialScience’s research into carbon dioxide as a new raw material for making plastics is delivering further successes. In laboratory tests, the company has succeeded in significantly further reducing the need for petroleum at precursor level through the incorporation of CO2. Plastics and ...


Darmstadt site to close: Bayer MaterialScience consolidating polycarbonate business


As part of the worldwide consolidation of its business with sheets made of the high-performance plastic polycarbonate, Bayer MaterialScience has decided to close its site in Darmstadt, Germany. European customers will be supplied in the future by the plants in Nera Montoro, Italy, and Tielt, ...


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Using CO2: EUR 15 million for new production line

Bayer MaterialScience plans further investment in the Dream Production project at its Dormagen site


The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be used as a basic building block for plastics. Following a successful test phase and promising market analysis, Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest EUR 15 million in the construction of a production line at its Dormagen site, which will use CO2 to produce ...


Bayer gets green light for expansion of the hydrochloric acid facility in Dormagen


Bayer MaterialScience has been issued the permit for the expansion and operation of its hydrochloric acid facility in Dormagen. The Cologne district authority issued the corresponding ruling on Tuesday following a detailed appraisal. The company can now move forward with the European-wide ...


Bayer MaterialScience expands technology and production

New production plant for coating raw materials commissioned


With the latest equipment for product development and the expansion of its production capacity, materials manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience continues to adapt to the needs of key sectors such as the automotive and construction industries. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, the company has ...


Bayer gets green light for new world-scale TDI plant in Dormagen


Bayer MaterialScience can begin construction in Dormagen of a new world-scale plant for a key plastics precursor. The Cologne regional administration has now granted the permit for an early start to construction, clearing the way for the extensive construction work to begin promptly. The final ...


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Bayer MaterialScience builds multipurpose plant for coating raw materials

Total investment of roughly EUR 35 million


Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. The products hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are used primarily for high-quality and environmentally friendly ...


Commissioning of first large-scale plant for climate-friendly chlorine production

Intelligent technologies from Uhde and Bayer improve energy efficiency


In March 2010 Uhde and Bayer MaterialScience signed a contract for the construction of a new chlorine plant at the Chempark Krefeld-Uerdingen site. This 20,000-tonne chlorine demonstration plant has now come on-stream. The oxygen-depolarised cathode used for this has been incorporated into the ...


Bayer MaterialScience to boost polycarbonate capacity in Europe

Increase of annual capacity of plant in Germany to 400,000 tons


Bayer MaterialScience is to expand production of polycarbonate at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany through an investment of about EUR 90 million. The plant's current annual capacity is to gradually reach 400,000 tons over the next four years in stepped increases. The current nameplate ...


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