Leverkusen, Germany - Bayer MaterialScience has set up a website for customers who require extra quantities of TDI (toluene diisocyanate).
The company is offering its customers extra quantities of TDI - which will be provided by its new gas phase phosgenation facility in Dormagen, Germany - to cover sudden demand peaks.
Customers can place orders for individual amounts of the material up to four weeks in advance by using the 24-hour ordering service on the website, said BMS, in a 16 Oct statement. However prices will increase and decrease as the spot market changes, said the company.
The plant in Dormagen is the first production facility to use gas-phase phosgenation - reducing the use of solvents by around 80 percent and cutting energy consumption by 40 to 60 percent, according to BMS. The new technology has also cut investment costs by around 20 percent, said the company.
"This service is intended to help customers avoid sudden bottlenecks," said Peter Vanacker, head of the Polyurethanes Business Unit at Bayer, in the statement. "We will make sure that they receive prompt delivery of small volumes at prevailing market conditions," he added.
"By introducing these innovations to the production and marketing of TDI, we are addressing the specific needs of our customers," said Vanacker.
To find out more go to www.TDI-direct.com