Covestro LLC Lifts Force Majeure on Specialty Chemicals in North America

Pittsburgh, October 30, 2017 — Effective immediately, Covestro LLC has lifted Force Majeure regarding its ability to supply:

  • Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI) and its corresponding derivatives
  • Isophorone Diisocyanate (IPDI) and its corresponding derivatives
  • H12MDI (Desmodur® W)
  • Selected pre-polymers
  • Polyaspartics


On August 30th, Covestro LLC declared Force Majeure due to implications stemming from Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the company’s Baytown, Texas, manufacturing facility.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. 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, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.

Find more information at www.covestro.com.

Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412 413-5843
Sarah.Schade@covestro.com

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available on the Covestro website at www.covestro.com. Covestro assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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