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Chemtura Strategizes to Expand Polyurethane Elastomers Production in Italy

Italy: Chemtura Corporation, a US based global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, plans to expand the production capacity for manufacturing Adiprene Low-Free (LF) MDI polyurethane elastomers at its existing facility located in Latina, Italy. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 and would complement the existing LF MDI production capability of the company at Gastonia, US. Adiprene LF MDI prepolymer forms a part of the premium MbOCA replacement technology of the company. This technology offers superior performance in the most arduous and provides enhanced processing over MbOCA-free alternatives. Urethanes division of Chemtura Corporation is one of the largest player in urethane coatings and polyester polyols, specialty aqueous urethane dispersions and hot-cast prepolymers.

TechSci Research depicts that the expansion of Low-Free (LF) MDI polyurethane elastomers production capacity would enable the company address the growing customer demand for coatings and dispersions around the world on account of growth in the construction industry. Additionally, this facility would provide flexibility for the Gastonia facility to manufacture different LF prepolymers.

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. Concrete admixtures and waterproofing chemicals are the most widely consumed construction chemicals in the region, due to growing use of these chemicals in residential and commercial structures. Demand for protective coatings as well as adhesives and sealants is also growing in the region. Other major construction chemicals consumed in the GCC countries include flooring chemicals, grouts, mortars, anti-corrosive agents, etc.

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