Ivex PE Foam Supply Unaffected by Fire


LACHINE, QC, CANADA | Ivex Protective Packaging, reports uninterrupted supply of its polyethylene foam sheet product line despite a fire and explosion that took place at one of its Sidney, OH, manufacturing facilities January 25, 2013.

“Due to our contingency supply arrangements, we are confident that we will be able to meet our customers’ delivery requirements on an ongoing basis,” said Paul Gaulin, Ivex president and CEO.

The fire and explosion took place at the smaller of two manufacturing facilities Ivex operates in Sidney. Only part of the Stolle Ave. production facility—the PE foam sheet extrusion line—has been affected. The facility also houses a foam plank converting operation which has not been impacted. There were only minor injuries.

“This is a state-of-the art facility which utilized a sophisticated gas detector and an updated sprinkler system,” says Gaulin. “We are in the process of determining the cause of the explosion so we can address the issue and get the production line running as quickly as possible.”

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