Chemtura Expands Production in Italy
Chemtura Corporation, Philadelphia, PA/USA, announces the expansion of the Low Free (LF) MDI polyurethane elastomers production capacity at its Latina, Italy facility. The expansion, due for completion by the end of 2016, will complement the company’s existing LF MDI production capability in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA, and ensure a flexible, reliable supply of LF MDI for Chemtura’s customers.
Adiprene LF MDI prepolymers form part of Chemtura’s premium MbOCA replacement technology, which offers improved processing over MbOCA-free alternatives and outstanding performance in the most demanding urethane applications. Chemtura’s increased manufacturing footprint in Italy will position the company to best respond to growth in customer demand following the restriction of MbOCA use within the EU Reach legislation applicable countries, for polyurethane production by 22nd November 2017. At the same time, the move allows Chemtura’s Gastonia facility greater flexibility to balance production between the different LF prepolymer chemistries.
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