On July 10, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a fire broke out at the allnex manufacturing site in East St. Louis, Illinois. The cause is still under investigation.
Two employees were injured and were immediately taken to the hospital for further treatment. One of the employees has been discharged, while the second employee is still in hospital care.
The fire was extinguished by the fire department, and local emergency response teams were on site to maintain safety measures and cooperate with the authorities.
The causes and consequences of the incident will be the subject of further investigation and follow-up.
Further communications will be available as soon as more information is gathered and verified.
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allnex is the world's leading manufacturer of industrial coating resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive and specialty coatings and inks. allnex is recognized as a pioneer in specialty chemistry, offering an extensive product range that includes innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation-curing and powder coating resins and additives, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic and other surfaces. Today, allnex has a strong global presence with 4000 employees worldwide, 33 production sites and 23 research and technology centers.