Japan's Kohjin shuts Kumamoto film plant after fire breaks out

22 March 2010 11:14  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japanese chemical producer Kohjin shut its film production plant in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, on Monday following a fire, a company official said.

“So far, all we know is the fire broke out little after 16:00 hours [local time], and as of 18:00, [the fire department] is extinguishing it,” an official from Kohjin’s head office in Tokyo said, talking over the telephone in Japanese.

No injuries have been reported, the official said, adding the head office was yet to find out whether or not the smoke from the fire was toxic.

The plant produces polypropylene (PP) shrink film and nylon film for packaging, according to the official.

The official did not disclose the plant’s capacity.

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By: Tomomi Yokomura
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