JAPAN DISASTER: AGC shuts Chiba, Kashima caustic soda units

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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By: Feliana Widjaja

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