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Air Liquide to build syngas-production unit in Dormagen  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a long-term contract to provide Bayer MaterialScience with large quantities of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. To meet this customer’s needs, Air Liquide will invest around €100 million in a H2 and CO production unit based at the Chempark Dormagen, Germany site, one of the largest chemical parks in Europe, located near Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia. This state-of-the-art unit will be designed and built on the customer’s site by Air Liquide Global E & C Solutions teams and is scheduled for commissioning in 2014. These gases will be used for the manufacture of polymers, which are needed to produce the polyurethanes used to manufacture high-resilience foam seating, durable elastomeric wheels, high performance adhesives and so on. Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. The Bayer Group has been a global customer of Air Liquide for many years, with contracts in eight countries. Tony Van Osselaer, Member of the Board of Management of Bayer MaterialScience AG, head of Industrial Operations, states: “This investment by Air Liquide represents an important cornerstone to securing raw materials for our investment in a world-scale…
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