Japan’s Asahi Glass to shut Kashima caustic soda plant in mid-May

29 February 2012 10:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Glass Co (AGC) will shut its 350,000 dry metric tonne/year (dmt/year) caustic soda facility at Kashima in mid-May for a month-long turnaround, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The caustic soda unit at Kashima is currently operating at close to 100% of capacity, according to the source.

Meanwhile, AGC’s 200,000 dmt/year caustic soda plant at Chiba is currently undergoing maintenance.

The turnaround at the Chiba plant is expected to last until mid-March this year.

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By: Feliana Widjaja

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