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Wanhua Chemical Group isophorone established a new di-isocyanate (IPDI) plant

China: Wanhua Chemical Group, involved in the manufacturing and sales of polyurethanes and petrochemicals, has opened a new state of the art IPDI plant in Wanhua’s 10 square mile Yantai Industrial Park. The isophorone di-isocyanate plant employs the latest phosgene production technology with an integrated supply chain. Wanhua has decided to market the IPDI monomer under the Wannate brand. IPDI is majorly used in UV resins, waterborne polyurethane dispersions and adhesives. Additionally, the IPDI trimer are used in high performance, non-yellowing polyurethane coatings for applications including automotive refinish. Wanhua would be the first company based in Asia to use the complete “IP-IPN-IPDA-IPDI” industry chain technology.

TechSci Research depicts that the startup of the new isophorone di-isocyanate plant in China by the Wanhua Chemical Group would address the global market needs for high performance products including polyurethane coatings. In addition, it would aid the expansion of the product portfolio of the company.

According to TechSci Research report, GCC Construction Chemicals Market By Type, By End User, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, construction chemicals market in the GCC region is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during 2016 to 2021. Polyurethane is one the fastest growing segment in GCC construction chemicals market due to their wide range of application in flooring as well as waterproofing solutions. 

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