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Covestro Fire Impacts IPDI and HDI

Heavy! Some Products Of Covestro IPDI And HDI Encountered Force Majeure!

[Jan 14, 2021]

Recently, Covestro issued a letter stating that the Leverkusen plant’s isophoron diisocyanat (IPDI) and hexamethylene were caused by an accidental fire caused by Covestro IPDI and HDI in a cooling supplier in a German chemical park. The production of Hexamethyfendiisocyanat (HDI) and related derivatives of curing agents will be restricted due to force majeure. So far, it is impossible to estimate how long these effects will last.

In addition, Covestro also stated that during this period it is expected that it will not be able to meet all the ordering requirements in the next few months. We are currently doing our best to deal with the current adverse effects.