米DOWはWinter Storm Ingaの影響を受け、全MDI製品のフォースマジュールを宣言した。
Dow declares force majeure on US MDI
24 January 2018 22:32 Source:ICIS News
HOUSTON (ICIS)–Dow Polyurethanes declared force majeure on all methyl di-p phenylene (MDI) products in the US, according to a customer letter obtained by ICIS on Wednesday.
The letter pointed to severe weather in the US Gulf during winter storm Inga as the primary reason for the force majeure.
Dow operates a 340,000 tonnes/year MDI plant in Freeport, Texas.
US MDI buyers had been hoping to see some stabilisation in supply following an extended period of supply tightness over the past several months. However, Dow’s force majeure declaration along with some scheduled turnarounds during the first quarter may keep supply tight over the weeks ahead.
ICIS raised its US MDI assessments by a cumulative amount of 53 cents/lb ($1,168/tonne) over the course of 2017.
Major US MDI producers include Dow, BASF, Huntsman and Covestro.
January 24th, 2018
DOW DECLARES FORCE MAJEURE ON MDI PRODUCTS
Dear Valued Customer:
The purpose of this letter is to advise you that, due to impacts from the freezing weather across Texas beyond our reasonable control, Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), is declaring force majeure for all MDI products, including, but not limited to, the following products: PAPITM, ISONATETM, ISOBINDTM,
VORACORTM, DELTA-THERMTM, DURELASTTM, ENHANCERTM, HYPERLASTTM,
SPECFILTM, SPECFLEXTM, TERAFORCETM, VORAFORCETM, VORALASTTM,
VORALUXTM, VORAMERTM, and VORASTARTM.
We are allocating available product on a fair and reasonable basis, and we will continue to monitor and adjust our allocation of available product as product availability evolves.
We apologize for any inconvenience or interruption this may cause in your own
production operations. We sincerely appreciate your patience during this difficult time.
We are committed to keeping you informed as our current situation develops and to restoring our contractual supply commitments as quickly as possible.
If you should have any immediate questions, please contact your Dow Customer Service