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Recriminations as explosion hits FAR Chemicals site

A loud explosion took place at FAR Chemicals’ site at Palm Bay, Florida, on the morning of 8 September, which witnesses compared to a sonic boom. Although there were no injuries, this has led to renewed controversy about the site, where the city rezoned the area for housing earlier this year in the teeth of warnings from the company itself.

FAR Chemical to expand Florida site

FAR Chemical is to expand its facility at Palm Bay, Florida. This is being done in respond to strong demand in end markets such as pharmaceuticals, coatings, adhesives, sealants, composites and flavours and fragrances.
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