Covestro Declares Force Majeure for Various Product Lines in North America
2017-08-31    [Source:Covestro]

Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on its Baytown and Channelview, Texas, facilities, Covestro LLC has declared Force Majeure regarding its ability to supply the following products in North America:

•Methyl Diisocyanate (MDI)
•Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
•Liquid caustic soda 50%
•Hydrochloric acid 36%
•Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI) and their corresponding derivatives
•Isophorone Diisocyanate (IPDI) and their corresponding derivatives
•H12MDI (Desmodur® W)
•Selected pre-polymers

These materials are used to manufacture products for a variety of industries, including automotive, building and construction, furniture and appliance.

At this time, Covestro’s polycarbonate products are not included in the Force Majeure declaration.

The safety of employees is Covestro’s first priority, and the company is actively assessing the personal situations of employees most impacted by the storm.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.

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