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Update on Hurricane Ike's Effect on BMS Texas Facilities

Published on 2008-10-03. Author : SpecialChem

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is lifting Force Majeure regarding its ability to supply toluene diisocyanate (TDI) products, effective October 2, 2008.

The effects of Hurricane Ike on Bayer's TDI production operations in Texas have been resolved. However, Bayer MaterialScience LLC remains in Force Majeure for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), polyether polyols and related products, hexamethylenediisocyanate (HDI), isophoronediisocyanate (IPDI), modified isocyanates, Desmodur® W and related products, liquid polyester coatings products, Makrolon® polycarbonate resin, Bayblend® PC/ABS and Makroblend® PC/PE blend resins, liquid caustic soda (50%), anhydrous and 36 percent hydrochloric acids, sodium hypochlorite and spent sulfuric acid.

Bayer MaterialScience continues to monitor these situations, and is working closely with its suppliers and affected customers.

About Bayer MaterialScience:

With 2007 sales of EUR 10.4 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world's largest polymer companies. 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, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2007, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 15,400 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

Source: Bayer MaterialScience

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