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Bayer expands TPU facility in India

Bayer MaterialScience (NMS; Leverkusen) is planning to increase its production capacities in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu India to meet continued growth in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)  elastomers. With the addition of a second TPU production line, the annual capacity of Cuddalore site will increase to 6,000 tonnes from the current 2,500 tonnes. Installation is scheduled by the 2nd quarter of 2015.

PlasticsToday Staff

September 16, 2014

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Bayer expands TPU facility in India

Bayer MaterialScience (NMS; Leverkusen) is planning to increase its production capacities in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu India to meet continued growth in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)  elastomers. With the addition of a second TPU production line, the annual capacity of Cuddalore site will increase to 6,000 tonnes from the current 2,500 tonnes. Installation is scheduled by the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Marius Wirtz, Head of TPU Business at Bayer MaterialScience said: "As the only local TPU producer, BMS has been committed to the development of the Indian TPU market for over 18 years. The planned increase of our local capacity is an important milestone to continuously support our customer's growth with custom-made TPUs in high quality and with short lead times."

Bayer MaterialScience expands TPU capacity in India.

Ajay Durrani, Managing Director and Senior Country Representative - Indian SubContinent, Bayer MaterialScience Pvt. Ltd. added: "Bayer MaterialScience continues to see strong growth opportunities in India across all business units. There is considerable demand in the Indian market for TPUs which is driven by an increasing appetite for high-quality end products. With this, we are convinced that the Indian market has strong fundamentals to utilize the scale of investments in TPU."

Bayer pioneered the development of TPU applications in India in a wide range of industry segments and applications such as automotive, textile, shoe, castor wheel, cable sheathing, pneumatic tubing, solution coatings and adhesives. The company is the local market leader and offers a wide range of innovative TPUs from both Bayer's local and global TPU portfolio.

The Cuddalore site supplies TPU under Bayer's tradename Desmopan to the Indian market as well as to customers in Europe.

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