Accident at Altuglas International Bronderslev plant.

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Around 9.00 am, an explosion occurred at Altuglas International Bronderslev plant in Jutland – Denmark.

Around 9.00 am, an explosion occurred at Altuglas International Bronderslev plant in Jutland – Denmark.  

 

We have notified the appropriate authorities and are responding to the accident. At this time, we can confirm the following:

 

  • The explosion was coming from one of the gas oven and occurred in the production part of the acrylic sheet plant.
  • One employee of our subcontractor was doing operations of maintenance when the explosion occurred. He was injured and he is currently at the hospital in Aalborg.  
  •  The explosion was brought under control with the help of trained Altuglas International on-site employees. A fire has started in the oven but the fire is now extinguished. All the plant is now secured and safe.
  • We are investigating the cause of the explosion.


The plant of Bronderslev is specialised in the production of acrylic sheet (PMMA) working in many sectors of industry, from sign industry to building.

 

Ulykke hos Altuglas International i Brønderslev.

 

Omkring kl. 9 i morges skete der en eksplosion hos Altuglas International Brønderslev A/S i Danmark.

 

Alle relevante myndigheder er underrettet og vi tager os af det nødvendige i forbindelse med ulykken.

 

På nuværende tidspunkt kan vi bekræfte følgende:

 

  • Eksplosionen kom fra en af gasovnene og fandt sted i det område af fabrikken hvor acrylpladerne produceres.
  •  En ansat fra en af vore underleverandører var i gang med reparationsarbejde da eksplosionen indtraf. Han kom til skade og er for øjeblikket indlagt på hospitalet i Aalborg.
  •  Eksplosionen blev bragt under kontrol med hjælp fra trænet personale fra Altuglas International. En brand opstod i ovnen, men branden er nu slukket. Situationen på fabrikken er nu under kontrol.
  •  Vi undersøger årsagen til eksplosionen.

 

Fabrikken i Brønderslev er specialiseret i produktion af acrylplader (PMMA) og henvender sig til mange sektorer i industrien – lige fra skilteproduktion til byggeri.

This Press Statement is made as part of Arkema’s Common Ground® program. ARKEMA is committed to briefing its local partners about incidents at its sites and has pledged to manage its business in accordance with the principles of Responsible Care ®.

 

More about Altuglas International, subsidiary of ARKEMA Group :

Altuglas International, integrated world leader in PMMA, is highly involved in the technical plastics sector – from MMA monomer to PMMA acrylic glass. Altuglas International develops and produces new products to suit the needs of its customer’s worlwide. It employs 1 300 wholly dedicated staff, who contribute daily to the three business sectors (MMA, PMMA resins and PMMA sheets).  www.altuglasint.com

 

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of approximately $8.5 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

                                                 

Press contact -  Altuglas international

Bjorn EIRIKSSON

Tel : (+45) 96464642

Email : bjorn.eiriksson@altuglasint.com

 

Beatrice TROUDET

Tel.: 33.1.78.66.23.21

E-mail: beatrice.troudet@altuglasint.com

 

Altuglas International Denmark A/S – Industrivej 16 – 9700 Bronderslev - Denmark

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