News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

April 25, 2012

Cancarb recertified to International Standards

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 7:04 am

Cancarb Limited, the world’s leading producer of medium thermal black, reports that  it has been successfully recertified to the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standards by the Canadian General Standards Board.

According to Dave Petrie, Cancarb’s President and COO, “For many years, Cancarb has operated with a single integrated management system designed to fulfill the requirements of these three international standards.” The audit confirms that the company successfully meets these three standards.

Fatal explosion at Mitsui plant may affect resorcinol supplies

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals — Notch @ 6:00 am

Mitsui Chemicals reports that on Sunday an explosion and fire occurred at its chemical plant at Iwakuni-Ohtake Works in Japan. One worker is dead and another 21 people have been injured, two seriously. The plant produces resorcinol and the company is not yet able to say how the explosion will affect supplies of resorcinol and related chemicals.

The explosion occurred at 2:15 a.m. local time on Sunday April 22 in the resorcinol plant and the resulting fire spread to the cymene plant and utility piping rack, causing a second explosion in the resorcinol plant tank at 8:05 a.m. local time. Mitsui reports that the fire was brought under control at all plants by 17:15 local time. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Here is the company press release on the incident.

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