Fire Started at Chemical Plant
Paraphrased by Steve Waldrop
January 10, 2003
Menasha, Wisconsin- An employee received minor burns but did
not require hospitalization when vapors ignited by static electricity
caused a flash fire at Sun Chemical, the world's largest manufacturer
of high quality printing inks and coatings and high performance
Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue's Fire Captain,
Kevin Shelley said a static electricity spark occurred while the
employee was adding a bag of polymide- a dry resin- to a solution
of heptane and alcohol that is used to make ink.
The employee, suffered minor burns to his hands and arms and was
able to return to work shortly after treatment at the scene of the
Sun Chemical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dainippon Ink and Chemical,
Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, and has more than 25,000 employees worldwide.
Journal is not affiliated with any trade organization, Association or
Journal & esdjournal.com are Trademarks of Fowler Associates, Inc.
- All Rights Reserved
content & Look of the ESD Journal & esdjournal.com are Copyrighted
by Fowler Associates, Inc. - All Rights Reserved Copyright 2011
YouTube name and logo are copyright of YouTube, LLC.