Technical glitch shuts down EPS manufacturer's plant in Unterradlberg / Still able to supply most materials / SE types tight
A technical glitch severely damaged the exhaust-air plant at Sunpor
’s (St. Pölten / Austria; www.sunpor.at
) plant in Unterradlberg / Austria on 16 April 2010. Europe’s third largest EPS manufacturer reports that no one was hurt by the incident, which also did not have any adverse environmental impact. Sunpor says its supply remains “largely” secured, adding that it is working on resuming operations at the plant and expects production to return to normal in a few weeks’ time.
Sunpor’s main plant in St. Pölten has not been affected by the outage, which the company said would not affect production of the grey premium insulating material “Lampdapor”, used predominantly in building and construction. However, the Austrian manufacturer added that there would be a temporary shortage of flame retardant SE materials. Ongoing production and a full inventory would allow it to deliver other special grades – including EPS types used mainly in the packaging sector – without any problem, Sunpor said.