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Bayer to Expand Production Capacity of TPU at its Cuddalore Facility in India

Published on 2014-09-10. Author : SpecialChem

Mumbai, India -- Bayer MaterialScience is planning to increase its production capacities in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu India to meet the continued growth in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). With the addition of a second TPU production line, the annual capacity of Cuddalore site will increase to 6,000 metric tons from its current capacity of 2,500 metric tons.The installation is expected to be completed by the 2nd quarter 2015.

Marius Wirtz, Head of TPU Business at Bayer Materialscience said “As the only local TPU producer, BMS has been commited to the development of the Indian TPU market for over 18 years.The planned increase of our local capacity is an important milestone to continuously support our customer’sgrowth with custom-made TPUs in high quality and with short lead times.”

Ajay Durrani, Managing Director and Senior Country Representative – Indian SubContinent, Bayer MaterialScience Pvt. Ltd. added, “Bayer MaterialScience continues to see strong growth opportunities in India across all business units.There is considerable demand in the Indian market for TPUs which is driven by an increasing appetite for high-quality end products. With this, we are convinced that the Indian markethas strongfundamentals to utilize the scale of investments in TPU.”

Bayer pioneered the development of TPU applications in India in a wide range of industry segments and applications such as automotive, textile, shoe, castor wheel, cable sheathing, pneumatic tubing, solution coatings and adhesives. The company is the local market leader and offersa wide range of innovative TPUs from both Bayer’s local and global TPU portfolio.

The Cuddalore site supplies TPU under Bayer’s tradename Desmopan to the Indian market as well as to customers in Europe. The company has recently received Environmental Clearance from the Ministry of Environment which is supplemented by a permit from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).

About Bayer MaterialScience

With 2013 sales of EUR 11.2 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies.Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life.The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries.At the end of 2013, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,300 people around the globe.Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

Source: Bayer MaterialScience

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