TUZLA, Turkey—Fire investigators are working to determine what may have caused a fire that broke out Sept. 18 at Huntsman International L.L.C.'s EMA systems house in the Leather Organized Industrial Zone in Turkey.
The facility produces polyols and blends polyols that are used in the manufacture of polyurethanes products. The company said that none of its employees or contractors were injured in the blaze, but several firefighters reportedly have been injured, according to the firm.
The preliminary indications are that the fire started "in an outside oven used for heating IBCs and drums," Huntsman said. In a statement released shortly after the fire started, Huntsman said that it "began in an outside area and spread to the main factory and an adjacent commercial property."
Employees were evacuated and production was stopped. The company has not said when it expects production to resume. In the meantime, Huntsman said customers will be supplied from stock by systems houses through Europe.