Explosion at SABIC IP’s Mount Vernon, Indiana, plant

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Firefighters rushed to the SABIC Innovative Plastics’ (SABIC IP) Mount Vernon plant in Indiana after an explosion rocked the facility, sources said on Tuesday.

A firefighter at Black Township Fire & Rescue, which handles emergencies in Mount Vernon, confirmed there was a fire at the plant but could not elaborate. Local news reports said an explosion occurred at the plant around 11:00 Houston time (16:00 GMT).

A SABIC spokeswoman did not immediately return calls for comment.

SABIC’s Mount Vernon plant manufacturers polycarbonate (PC), bisphenol A (BPA), acetone, phenol and polybutylene terephthalate, according to ICIS plants and projects.

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