Conti tire plant in Romania classified as low-tier hazardous
Seveso assessment reflects management of hazardous 'chemical substances and preparations'
Timisoara, Romania – Continental’s tire plant in Romania has been classified in the category of 'lower-level Seveso sites', according to an 11 Jan company announcement.
The assessment was given to Timisoara-based Continental Automotive Products SRL, which manufactures 16 million units per year of passenger car and light truck tires
The tire-making facility “is subject to the regulations and/or administrative provisions implementing Law 59/2016,” noted Continental on its Romanian website.
The law, which is aligned with the wider EU Seveso directive aims to control “major accident hazards” by controlling and notifying about the presence of dangerous substances.
Inclusion in the Seveso directive, said Continental, was because the company was required to use “chemical substances classified as 'dangerous' in the manufacture of car tires.”
According to the company statement, the plant “falls into the category of lower-level locations.”
For compliance, Continental named 12 chemical substances covered by the directive and their hazard characterisations.