16 March 2011 10:11 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Kaneka Corp has shut its 175,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture, in the wake of the massive 11 March earthquake, sources close to the company said on Wednesday.
Details on the exact date and cause of the shutdown could not be obtained at the time of writing.
Meanwhile, the producer was operating its 290,000 tonne/year PVC plant at Takasago in Hyogo prefecture at a “normal” rate, according to the sources.
Kaneka officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
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