Explosion at Evonik plant leaves one dead

Published: April 3, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials Suppliers
Companies & Associations

ESSEN, GERMANY (April 3, 7:15 a.m. ET) — An Evonik Industries AG employee has died and another was seriously injured in an explosion and fire at the company’s Marl facility in Germany. The cause of the explosion, which happened March 31, is not yet known.

The incident happened in the cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at the Marl facility. Local fire services extinguished the fire after a few hours.

In a statement, Essen-based Evonik said it did not have further information on the condition of the injured employee, who was taken to hospital by helicopter.

Klaus Engel, chairman of Evonik, expressed the company’s sympathy for the employees and their families.

A spokesman for Evonik said the company has not been allowed access to the site while local authorities conduct their investigation. For that reason, Evonik is not able to assess the damage to the CDT plant.

CDT is a raw material for production of flame retardants and also a starter chemical used in the process to make polyamide 12.


Comments

Explosion at Evonik plant leaves one dead

Published: April 3, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Ford moving forward in carbon fiber for 'high volume' use

April 17, 2015 10:21 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight...    More

Image

Force majeure declared at six European sites since mid-March

April 17, 2015 1:10 pm ET

At least six European resin makers have declared force majeure on polyethylene, polypropylene and related products since mid-March, leading to higher ...    More

Image

Executives step down from Star Thermoplastics

April 17, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Executives Randall Fortin and Larry Johnson no longer are with materials firm Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers Inc.    More

Image

Zoltek expanding CF capacity in Europe

April 17, 2015 10:12 am ET

Leading carbon fiber group Zoltek Corp. has signed a strategic agreement with the Hungarian government to expand its operation in northern Hungary,...    More

Image

Hanwha Azdel adds capacity in Lynchburg

April 16, 2015 2:01 pm ET

Composite maker Hanwha Azdel Inc. will add space and a new production line at its Lynchburg, Va., production facility, the company announced April 16.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events