ERJ staff report (DS)
Yokkaichi, Japan - A fire at the Yokkaichi rubber factory has been extinguished. A brief statement from the owner, JSR Corp. said more details would be released as information becomes available. There were no reports of deaths or injuries.
JSR said a fire occurred, â€œat our production facilities for emulsion polymerisation styrene-butadiene rubbers (E-SBR) in our Yokkaichi Plant on November 15, 2012. The fire started at 10:13pm and was brought under control at 1:32 am, November 16, 2012.â€
The company apologised for the fire. In a statement issued at 4pm local time today, (16 November) JSR said, â€œAt 10:00am today an on-site inspection was conducted by relevant authorities and site-preservation orders were reduced to just the band dryer that was the origin of the fire.â€
IISRP lists the factory as having capacity for 150 kt/year of E-SBR as well as a further 35 kt of high-styrene SBR and nitrile rubber (NBR)
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Statement from JSR