Chongqing - BASF has started production trials at its new 400kT/year MDI facilities at Chongqing's Changshou Chemical Industry Park. Full operation is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.
The project has RMB8bn ($1.3bn) total investment. It was approved by authorities in 2011 – as utech-polyurethane.com reported at the time – and was mechanically completed in July 2014.
Local firm Changfeng Chem delivered 1kT feedstock aniline to the site in February for the trial run.
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