Fire forces Hungary's TVK to stop LDPE unit in Tiszaujvaros

31 October 2012 12:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Hungary-based TVK stopped its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) II unit in Tiszaujvaros as a result of fire in the early hours of Wednesday.

Spokesperson at the Hungarian National Directorate General for Disaster Management (DM), Andrea Hudak, said: “A raw material used for the production of plastics caught fire in one of the pipes during the early hours of Wednesday”.

Local fire brigades and the DM soon extinguished the fire, Hudak added.

All pipes in and out of the LDPE II unit were automatically closed down by the site’s security system, so the stoppage did not impact production at other parts of the plant.

Nobody was hurt during the accident and no dangerous substances were released into the atmosphere, Hudak said.

By: Janos Gal
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