15 November 2011 21:50 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US PPG Industries has declared force majeure for some of its optical products because of the flooding in Thailand, the coatings and specialty chemicals company said on Tuesday.
Production has been suspended at the company’s lens plants in Bang Pa-In and Lat Krabang, the company said.
While another lens facility in Chon Buri remains in operation, it has been impacted by the curtailment of operations by several customers affected by the flooding, the company said.
“The significant flooding has severely affected our ability to provide products to our customers. This is due to both the direct impact on our facilities and certain disruptions in the optical supply chain,” said Richard C. Elias, senior vice president, optical and specialty materials.
“We continue to monitor the situation, but unfortunately are unable to provide a timeframe of when we will be able to return to normal operations,” he added.
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