Fire at JSR’s E-SBR plant in Yokkaichi is extinguished

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, “at 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.”

The company apologised for the…

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