JAPAN DISASTER: AGC’s Kashima units to stay shut for months

25 March 2011 08:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asahi Glass Co’s (AGC) shutdown at its plants in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture, is expected to last for at least a few months, sources close to the company said on Friday.

The company shuttered its 110,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant, its 42,000 tonne/year monopropylene glycol (MPG) plant and its 80,000 tonne/year polyether polyol unit in Kashima following the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the sources said.

“The loading berth at the Kashima plant has been damaged and it is not clear when production will resume,” AGC said in a statement on 14 March.

Industrial-grade propylene glycol (PGI) cargoes slated for delivery in March or April have also been suspended, according to the sources. 

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