18 September 2008 18:36 [Source: ICIS news]
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HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Shell has declared force majeure (FM) on phenol and acetone at its Deer Park plant in Texas, a source close to the company said on Thursday, adding to the already long list of FMs caused by Hurricane Ike
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Rohm and Haas on Thursday declared force majeure (FM) on acrylate, methacrylate and specialty monomer products as a result of disruptions caused by Hurricane Ike.
The Rohm and Haas products are made at its
Although the plants "fared reasonably well" through Hurricane Ike, they have been unable to restart due to "multiple disruptions among suppliers and distributors along the [Houston] ship channel", Rohm and Haas said.
Minor repairs and clean-up at the plants were under way, the company said, but the sites could be brought on line without access to energy and raw materials.
Hurricane Ike has disrupted chemical operations along much of the Gulf coast after hitting
Many areas were under mandatory evacuation orders, which prevented employees from turning up to work. In addition, almost all of the
Also, ports along the Gulf coast have restricted access to vessels. A queue exceeding 100 vessels had formed outside of the Houston Ship Channel, according to the US Coast Guard.
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/polyester in
The company's 260,000 tonne/year
DuPont declared force majeure on its ethylene copolymers business due to damage caused by Hurricane Ike to its Sabine plant in
Additional reporting by Larry Terry and Al Greenwood
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