Japan EPS producer NK Kasei plans to restart earthquake-hit unit

30 August 2011 12:40  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese expandable polystyrene (EPS) producer NK Kasei plans to restart its earthquake-hit EPS unit in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, on 5 September, its parent company JSP Corp said on Tuesday.

The company was forced to stop operations at the plant after part of it was damaged by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that hit northeastern Japan on 11 March, JSP said.

It decided to restart the unit because repair works to the main part of the plant have been completed, the company said. 

JSP did not disclose the capacity of the EPS plant.

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By: Tomomi Yokomura
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