CHANNELVIEW, Texas (Oct. 11) — Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C. has declared force majeure regarding its ability to supply liquid polyester polyols produced in North America (including Mexico and Canada). The declaration took effect Oct. 5, the firm said.
Bayer MaterialScience said this step was necessary "due to hurricane-related issues that have affected its supplier´s ability to provide key raw materials used in the production of polyester polyols."
The polyester polyols difficulties follow a Sept. 27 force majeure on other polyurethane raw materials, also resulting from the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes.
This earlier force majeure—which remains in place—covered its ability to supply materials containing monomeric MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) as well as Mondur TD-80 and Desmodur T80 (both containing toluene diisocyanate) and also amine-based polyether polyols produced in North America (including Mexico and Canada).