Japan's Asahi Glass shuts Kashima PO, MPG, polyether polyols

15 March 2011 10:54  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Glass Co (AGC) has shut its propylene oxide (PO), monopropylene glycol (MPG) and polyether polyols plants in Kashima after the 11 March earthquake, sources close to the company said.

The nameplate capacities of the PO, MPG and polyether polyols facilities are 110,000 tonnes/year, 42,000 tonnes/year and 80,000 tonnes/year respectively.

The company could not be reached for comment.

The annual shutdown schedule might be altered as a result, sources said.

Other PO makers in Japan include Nihon Oxirane (NOC) and Tokuyama.

For more on PO, MPG visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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