JAPAN DISASTER: Kyowa Hakko Chemicals keeps its INA plant shut

18 March 2011 08:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Kyowa Hakko Chemical is keeping its 90,000 tonne/year Chiba-based isononanol (INA) plant shut due to safety reasons, a company source said on Friday.

“We are checking if the plant is damaged. Due to safety reasons, we have stopped production” the source said.

The company could not say when the plant will be restarted. The plant was taken off line in the wake of the devastating 11 March earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.

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By: Su Yeen Cheong
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