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Fire destroys printing-ink facility in Binh Duong Province

Update: September, 19/2014 - 14:55
A fire that broke out at about 4 pm on Thursday destroyed the facilities of a Japanese-invested printing-ink plant in the southern province of Binh Duong. — VNA/VNS Photo Hai Au

BINH DUONG (VNS) — A fire that broke out at about 4 pm on Thursday destroyed the facilities of a Japanese-invested printing-ink plant in the southern province of Binh Duong. The fire was finally contained at 1:30 am today.

The manufacturer of the products is Sakata Inx Vietnam Ltd, located at 33 Tu Do Street in Thuan An Town, according to the Viet Nam – Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) authority.

Some 20 fire engines were sent to the site. Firefighters were able to prevent the spread of the fire to the fuel section of the plant.

Robert Ng, a representative of Sakata Inx Vietnam Ltd., said the blaze might have started in a storage section containing solvents for ink manufacturing. The area had been exposed to bright sunlight.

He said the solvents could burst into flames at temperatures of 37o - 38 o Celsius.

According to a company representative, hundreds of tonnes of chemicals were being used as solvents for manufacturing printing-ink. He said the damages could be rather high.

Tran Van Nam, deputy chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, said efforts taken by fire-fighting forces had helped to contain the fire and minimise damages.

Relevant authorities said Sakata Inx Vietnam Ltd. had invested US$14.5 million in the plant, which is located on 2ha in Thuan An Town. —VNS

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