NewsFlashBayer declares FM on PC blends/resins

18 September 2008 14:58  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Bayer MaterialScience has declared force majeure (FM) on polycarbonate (PC) resins and blends in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the company said.

Its Makrolon PC, Bayblend PC/acylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and Makroblend PC/polyethylene (PE) in North America were included in the declaration. "Supply of these products is impaired as a result of the effect of Hurricane Ike on Bayer MaterialScience operations," said spokesman Bill Allan.

The company's 260,000 tonne/year Bayport polycarbonate plant in Texas remains shutdown, according to buyers. Makrolon polycarbonate resin and polycarbonate blends are used in the production of automotive lenses, optical data storage devices such as CDs and DVDs, medical devices, computer housings, food storage containers and sporting goods and equipment.

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By: Heather McGuire Doyle
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