Shanghai, China – Covestro is to use benzene derived from recycled thermoplastics, oils and fats to make MDI for the Asian market.
Covestro to use chemically recycled feedstock for MDI in Asia
Neste will supply its Neste RE material to SK Geo Centric, which will convert this into benzene in Korea. Covestro will convert the benzene in to MDI in Shanghai, China.
Neste’s RE is an ISCC certified product made from 100% renewable raw materials. This can be used to make MDI with significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional crude oil, Covestro said. This will shrink the carbon footprint of materials and products made from it along the value chain.
‘[The products are]a technical drop-in solution that our customers can use immediately without a major changeover in their plants,’ said Sucheta Govil, Covestro’s chief commercial officer.