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Bayer MaterialScience Declares Force Majeure at Baytown

9:40 AM MDT | September 29, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ike Hit: Baytown without raw materials supply. Bayer MaterialScience says it has declared force majeure on products made by the company’s polyurethanes; coatings, adhesives, and specialties; polycarbonates (PC); and inorganic chemicals business units due to the impact of Hurricane Ike on Bayer’s Baytown, TX complex. The facilities were “virtually unaffected” by the storm, but damage to infrastructure including railroad tracks, harbors, roads, and energy supply have made it “difficult, if not impossible, to supply the site with raw...

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