10/04/2016 |

Information for local residents

Powder spillage at Kuraray facility in Höchst Industrial Park


Hattersheim am Main, October 4, 2016 - At 1.37 a.m. this morning there was a brief spillage of Mowital® powder from the Mowital® facility operated by Kuraray Europe GmbH at Höchst Industrial Park.

Mowital® is a harmless white plastic powder. As a result of the prevailing wind direction, some of this powder settled in the areas of Sindlingen and Hattersheim. The authorities have been notified.

If local residents notice powder deposits, these can be removed by wiping or rinsing with water. Residents whose vehicles are affected may have them washed at either of the following service stations on the Sindlingen roundabout: Esso, Höchster-Farbenstr. 2 or Shell, Höchster-Farbenstr. 5.

If you have any questions, please contact the company on 069/305-85797 or 069/305-85380. Local residents can naturally also obtain information by calling the citizens’ information line on 069 / 305-4000.

Kuraray Europe GmbH regrets this incident and apologises to those affected for any inconvenience caused.

About Mowital®
Mowital® is a plastic used, among other things, in the production of safety film for laminated safety glass for the automotive industry.

About Kuraray:
The Kuraray Group is an expanding, stock exchange listed specialty chemicals company
headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with around 10,000 employees and annual sales of about EUR 4 billion. Kuraray Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary headquartered in Hattersheim am Main and has around 850 employees. Kuraray is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibers and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials for many industries.


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