JAPAN DISASTER: Asahi Kasei's ACN plants undamaged, ops normal

16 March 2011 02:50  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asahi Kasei’s acrylonitrile (ACN) plants in Kawasaki and Mizushima are undamaged and are running normally despite the massive quake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on 11 March, a company source said on Wednesday.

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami killed thousands and caused widespread destruction in the country.

“We don’t see any difficulties and although there may be concerns about transportation and logistics, we will make every effort to ensure that everything will go smoothly,” said the source from Asahi Kasei.

Asahi’s 150,000 tonne/year ACN plant at Kawasaki caters mostly to its domestic customers, while the 300,000 tonne/year Mizushima facility caters mainly to overseas customers.

By: Helen Yan
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