Covestro suspends most production at US Baytown, Channelview

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:

Name: Covestro

Location: Baytown and Channelview, Texas, US

Product: Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (MDI), polycarbonate (PC), polyether polyols, aniline, chlorine

Capacity: 320,000 tonnes/year of MDI, 120,000 tonnes/year of TDI, 260,000 tonnes/year of PC, 340,000 tonnes/year of polyols

Event start: 28 August 2017

Event finish: Unknown

Reason: Suspend most production

Comments: Covestro’s Baytown and Channelview facilities have suspended production of most products due to a lack of raw material availability, staff limitations and logistics constraints stemming from Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. The plants are secure and are being monitored by essential personnel.

Previously, the company said it was reducing rates at its Baytown facility.