Thailand's Indorama shuts polyester staple fibre section after fire

24 August 2012 04:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The polyester staple fibre section at Indorama Polyester Industries’ polyester facility in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, has been closed following a minor fire that broke out on Thursday evening, parent firm Indorama Ventures Ltd (IVL) said on Friday.

The fire started on the roof of the polyester staple fibre section of the plant and was extinguished within fifteen minutes, IVL said.

It was not immediately clear as to whether production at the section was affected by the fire.

“This section has been temporarily closed to investigate the cause and for cleaning operations,” IVL said.

“All other sections in the plant are running normally. There is no material damage to any of the assets or production line,” it said.

The plant has a PET resin capacity of 91,000 tonnes/year and can produce 196,000 tonnes/year of polyester fibre and yarns, according to data from Bangkok-based DBS Vickers Securities. This represents 3.6% of IVL's total capacity, it added.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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