Processing Magazine

Rohm and Haas lifts force majeure for two products

October 13, 2008

The Associated Press reports that Rohm and Haas Co. has resumed full supply for some products at two Texas plants affected by Hurricane Ike in September. A plant at Deer Park, Texas, that makes acrylate products is at or near full capacity earlier than expected. It has also fully reached supply of specialty monomers at its Bayport, Texas facility. The products are used in consumer goods such as paints, varnishes, adhesives and textiles. They are lifting a "force majeure" they placed on the two products after the storm blew through the area in early September, causing damage to many chemical and industrial plants on the Gulf of Mexico coast of Texas. However, a force majeure remains on its methacrylate products, because a backlog of orders has not yet been cleared.