Nanyo, Japan -- Tosoh Corporation said it plans to build capacity for its Rzeta reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane in a Yen 2bn ($20m) investment.
Work was scheduled to start in September 2013 and should be complete in November 2014. The plant will be built on the existing ethylene amines facility at Nanyo, said Tosoh. No capacity information was given.
Tosoh said that it's Rzeta, formerly called Rteda, reactive-amine catalysts do not produce volatile organic emissions. This, the company claims, means that they can be used close to other resins such as polycarbonate and polyvinyl chloride without discolouring them. Foam durability is the same as that found in foams made using conventional catalysts, said Tosoh.