Fire stops production at Chemtura’s EPDM plant in US — Update 1

By David Shaw, ERJ staff

Geismar, Louisiana — A fire at Chemtura’s EPDM factory in Geismar, Louisiana, has stopped production at the plant. A spokeswoman for Chemtura said the plant would be stopped for a period of days or longer, but could not give any further details until a full assessment had been made. Only the EPDM unit is affected, adjacent rubber chemicals units continue to run as normal. Chemtura sells its EPDM under the Royalene brand.

The spokeswoman confirmed details given in a local newspaper report:…

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