Bayer lifts North American isocyanates force majeure

15 March 2013 21:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience lifted its force majeure on the supply of standard and specialty toluene diisocyanate (TDI) products in North America on 14 March, the Germany-based producer confirmed on Friday.

The company imposed the force majeure on 15 February after supply was impaired by equipment failure in one of two TDI units at its Baytown, Texas, facility.

Maintenance work had been scheduled to take place at the TDI and methyl di-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) operations in Baytown for about nine weeks from the end of January.

Baytown's nameplate TDI capacity is estimated to be about 220,000 tonne/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Additional reporting by Suzanne McElligott

Author: ICIS staff

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