BMS builds multi-purpose plant for PU coating raw materials

[image_0]"In keeping with our mission statement, Science For A Better Life, our company develops innovative and sustainable solutions as answers to global megatrends,” said Bayer CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers. "One example is increasing mobility around the world, resulting in rising demand for high-performance automotive coatings. With this investment, Bayer underscores its commitment to the Leverkusen site and to our region.” Dekkers stressed that the new plant is just one element of the company's investment planning. "At Bayer MaterialScience alone, we intend to invest at least EUR 700 million in capital expenditures in Germany over the next three years,” said Dekkers.
"We must adjust our capacities accordingly if we are to meet the rising demand for coating and adhesive raw materials,” said Daniel Meyer, Head of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties Business Unit and member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience. "We are therefore making targeted investments in the individual regions in order to maintain or further expand our leading market position.”

"This investment is a commitment by Bayer to Germany as its home site,” said Thomas de Win, Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council. "The high-tech facility will also enhance the competitiveness of the Leverkusen site, including internationally, due not least to the fact that we have an extremely well-trained workforce here in the region that can operate such a facility professionally and safely. This is further evidence that training is worthwhile and pays off.”

HDI and IPDI are used primarily for environmentally friendly automotive and industrial PU coatings as well as textile coatings and adhesives.