SHANGHAI — U.S.-based Huntsman Corp. says it expects to finish a feasibility study to set up a joint venture plant in Shanghai with Germany's BASF AG and several Chinese partners by the end of 2000. Company officials say investment in the methyl di-isocyanide, or MDI, plant could total US$500 million and expect the JV will be capable of producing 160,000 t (176,368 tons) of integrated crude MDI annually. MDI is a precursor in manufacturing polyurethanes used in the automotive and ...

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