Ceramic Industry

AGC Resumes Kashima Production

May 5, 2011

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced an update on the resumption of production at its Kashima plant, which was severely affected by the earthquake in eastern Japan. The restoration operation for the float glass facility for architectural flat glass has been completed, and the suspended production/shipments have resumed.

Chemicals production has resumed in phases since early April, and the production and shipments of all the products at the plant, except for urethane-related products and fluorinated resin ETFE, are in operation as of April 27. Production/shipments of urethane-related products and fluorinated resin ETFE will restart by late June.

In reference to the loading berth used for shipping chemicals and architectural float flat glass and receiving raw materials, a part of the facility is still not ready for use; hence, alternative means have been used. After the resumption of production, the production volumes of those products will be subject to changes in the supply situation of raw materials and electricity.

For additional details, visit www.agc-group.com/en.