Bayer MaterialScience To Invest $120 Million In Baytown Plant

By Chemical Processing Staff

May 25, 2011

Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest approximately. $120 million in its Baytown, Texas, site for several upgrades designed to support expected growth in the NAFTA region, said Greg Babe, president and CEO of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

The planned investment includes environmental upgrades, reliability improvements and minor debottlenecking at the plant’s methylene diphenyl diisocyanate line; process technology, environmental and energy efficiency and reliability improvements at its toluene diisocyanate line; and reliability upgrades and quality improvements for advanced optical applications at its polycarbonate line, the company said May 3.

Baytown is the company’s largest manufacturing facility in the United States, and Bayer MaterialScience considers the plant the focal point of its global manufacturing strategy.

Additional investments will be used to improve the reliability of the infrastructure throughout the site. 

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