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Hurricane-Hit Sites Returning to Production

2:42 PM MDT | October 20, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Up and running: Bayer’s plant at Baytown has restarted caustic soda production. Chemical plants along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coasts continue to recover from manufacturing disruptions sustained as a result of last month’s hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Huntsman says it is lifting its September 4 force majeure on all methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) products manufactured at its Geismar, LA plant. However, the declaration remains in place on polyols manufactured at the site, Huntsman says. Rohm and Haas says it has lifted force majeure for...

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