Covestro lifts force majeure polymeric MDI in EMEA

Covestro lifts force majeure on polymeric MDI in EMEA

7:14 AM, 23rd May 2017
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LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Covestro AG is lifting the declared force majeure for polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region with immediate effect. 

Polymeric MDI is a major raw material for the manufacture of rigid polyurethane foam, which is used for the thermal insulation of buildings and refrigerators.

Despite all the efforts of the company to sustainably improve its product availability for polymeric MDI, the supply situation of Covestro will continue to be tight for some time, due in particular to a currently strong demand.

On April, Covestro had declared force majeure, due to an unforeseeable production problem at its site in Brunsbuttel, Germany. Additionally, Covestro needs to prepare a turnaround at the Brunsbuttel facility, which is legally required. At the same time, the company advances its MDI capacity extension at this site. 

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