Dormagen, Germany – Covestro is investing mid-to-high double digits of euros at its TDI production plant in Dormagen. The plant, first commissioned in 2015, uses the company’s gas-phase technology in the manufacture of TDI. It is the largest TDI plant in Europe, Covestro said.
The modernisation work includes the installation of a new reactor that will allow energy from the reaction to be used to generate steam. Once the work is complete, Covestro said the plant will consume up to 80% less energy than a conventional TDI manufacturing process, with greenhouse gas emissions cut by 22kT/year.