Fire At Kelheim Fibres

Germany-based Kelheim Fibres GmbH recently reported that a fire broke out in the main fiber spinning area in its plant. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and there were no hazardous discharges to the environment. However, the fire did cause major damage to certain portions of its fiber spinning lines including the electrical cables, and some structural damage. A preliminary damage assessment was conducted and the company has developed a provisional plan for restarting production. The plan anticipates restarting two lines by the end of October, two more lines by the end of November, four lines four months after that, with the remaining two lines to reopen eight months later. Kelheim has notified its customers of the predicted impact on supply.

November/December 2018