Wilmington Delaware -- DuPont Chemical Solutions will offer direct licensing of its aniline technology, effective immediately. This provides customers with the opportunity to access customised and cost-effective design, and to have direct contact with world-leading experts, DuPont said in a 1 Feb statement.
"DuPont has more than 50 years of aniline operating experience and our knowledge of science and technology in this area is unparalleled," said James Withrow, global business director, DuPont Chemical Solutions. "Direct licensing will enable DuPont to more effectively deliver a broad range of aniline technology options."
DuPont says its technology will have been used in more than 2.34 million tonnes of new aniline capacity in nine years at eight new plants around the world.
For the last decade DuPont has licensed aniline technology through Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) and will continue to support current licensees through plant completion and startup, the company said.
Aniline is used to make MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate), which is used in the production of polyurethane.