Japan's Mitsui Chem resumes Guangdong plants amid anti-Japan protests

20 September 2012 11:45  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals has restarted its automotive parts plants in Guangdong, China, after two days of suspension because of anti-Japan protests across China over territorial disputes, a company source said on Thursday.

Mitsui Chemicals' subsidiary Mitsui Advanced Composites (Zhongshan) in Guangdong, a polypropylene (PP) compound producer, temporarily halted its plant’s operations on 18 September, while Foshan Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes, a separate subsidiary producing car interiors in Foshan, Guangdong, shut its polyurethane (PU) plant on 18-19 September, according to the source.

Both plants are currently operating normally, the source said.

Mitsui Chemicals would unlikely shut its plants in China again even if protests continue, he said.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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