16 March 2011 06:03 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Glass Co (AGC) has shut its caustic soda plants at Chiba and Kashima after they were damaged in the massive earthquake on 11 March, a company source said on Wednesday.
Its plant at Chiba has a capacity of 200,000 dry metric tonnes (dmt)/year while its plants at Kashima have a combined capacity of 750,000 dmt/year.
“We are still busy repairing our plants and cannot supply any volume,” the source said.
Meanwhile, AGC’s 100,000 dmt/year caustic soda plant at Hokkaido was operating at normal rates, the source added.
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