BASF to Build TDI Plant in Europe

BASF is planning to build the world' largest single-train toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in Europe.

The plant is expected to have a capacity of 300,000t a year.

The TDI plant will be located at one of the company's integrated Verbund sites in Antwerp, Belgium, or Ludwigshafen, Germany.

BASF president Wayne T Smith said that the new plant would complement the company's global network of integrated world-scale TDI facilities.

The plant is expected to be operational in 2014.

TDI, a key component in the polyurethanes industry, is used in the automotive industry and furniture segment.