By Liz White, UT editor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Bayer MaterialScience llc announced 3 Jan 2007 that it has lifted its force majeure on supply of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) products in North America.
BMS declared force majeure on TDI products in North America after an explosion on 26 Sept 2006 that damaged a TDI production line at its Baytown, Texas, facility.
"We recognise the effect the force majeure situation has had on all of our customers," commented Jerry MacCleary, BMS senior vice president and head of Polyurethanes North America Marketing and Business Development, in BMS's statement, going on to thank customers for their patience.
Bayer said that reconstruction of the damaged Baytown unit was finished ahead of schedule. TDI is used to manufacture flexible foam for bedding and seat cushions. "