SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

March 17, 2011 10:25 ET

Chemical Facilities Affected by March 11 Earthquake in Japan, an Industrial Info News Alert

TOKYO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Along with power plants, refineries and metal works, chemical plants have also been greatly affected by Japan's 9.0 earthquake on March 11. Japan has an ethylene production capacity of approximately 7.5 million tons per year, produced at 15 sites throughout the country. However, most production sites have not been running at full capacity. Production throughout 2011 was predicted to fall due to lower demand and a flood of cost-effective product from the Middle East.

Six ethylene sites were knocked offline in prefectures directly affected by Friday's earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Facilities affected by Friday's events include:

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (TYO:4188) (Tokyo) -- Kashima, Ibaraki, facility
  • Maruzen Company Limited (TYO:5982) (Tokyo) -- Ichihara, Chiba, facility
  • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated (TYO:4183) -- Kashima, Ibaraki, facility

and others.

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