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Covestro Continues MDI Production in Tarragona

21 March 2017

Covestro has resolved to continue manufacturing the rigid foam precursor MDI in Tarragona, Spain.

According to Covestro, the plant closure that had originally been planned for the end of 2017 has been suspended for the time being with the main reason being cited as the significant increase in demand for MDI. Furthermore, Covestro says it has managed to get access to important raw materials, in particular chlorine, for the Tarragona site for the next years beyond the end of 2017. According to current plans, the impact on the employees will be minimised.

“This is good news for the Tarragona site and our employees. Through our continued operations in Tarragona, we want to reliably meet our customers’ growth further on,” said Andrea Firenze, Managing Director of Covestro in Spain.

The continuous optimisation of the production worldwide remains an important element of Covestro’s strategy. The aim is to operate the most efficient facilities when compared with competitors.

“The decision is a clear statement that we remain committed to the MDI market. We will investigate various options for additional MDI to cover the growing demand”, added Markus Steilemann, Head of the Business Unit Polyurethanes and Board Member for Innovation. In this context, Covestro is committed to its plans to increase MDI production at its German site in Brunsbüttel. 

MDI is an important component in the manufacture of polyurethane rigid foam, which is amongst other applications used for effective building insulation and along the entire cold chain. The energy savings achieved lead to reductions in CO2 emissions.

 






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