Bayer Expands TPU Capacity in India
Bayer expands thermoplastic polyurethanes capacity in Cuddalore
With the commissioning of second production line, the company has increased the annual capacity of the site from 2500 metric tonne (MT) to 6000 MT
Bayer MaterialScience has commissioned a second line for production of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) in Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) thereby increasing the capacity of the site to 6,000 metric tonnes from its current capacity of 2,500 metric tonnes. The extension of the production facility was recently inaugurated by Ajay Durrani, managing director and senior country representative – Indian SubContinent, Bayer MaterialScience Pvt Ltd and Marius Wirtz, global head of TPU business at Bayer MaterialScience.
The Cuddalore site supplies thermoplastic polyurethanes under the brand name Desmopan for applications in hose, tubing, belt profile (HTBP), sports & leisure (shoes), IT, cables, industrial mechanical, automotive, compounding and films & coatings segments. The company is the local market leader and offers a wide range of innovative TPUs from both Bayer’s local and global TPU portfolio.
Ajay Durrani said, “The investment in Cuddalore is a testament to the confidence that the company has in the country. Bayer MaterialScience is now even better positioned to meet the strong global and local demand for TPU.”
Marius Wirtz added, “Desmopan sales continue to grow unabated in (what is) one of the world’s fastest growing TPU markets. There has been strong partnership with all the stakeholders of the business and was confident that it will continue to grow further.”
Juergen Haettig, head of application development EMEA region highlighted the new innovative TPU solutions from Bayer MaterialScience which included high-transparent grades, C3 ether-based Desmopan grades, high modulus grades, solutions for additive manufacturing and TPU’s made from greenhouse gas & bio-based raw materials.
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