TITLE

Quake puts supply chain into focus

AUTHOR(S)
KAZAMA, SHOTARO
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;10/24/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 13, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Sendai Earthquake in 2011 of Japan, created problems for producers, for maintaining their supply to customers. It states that 7 caustic soda plants of Japan were shutdown for regular maintenance, which resulted in a loss of 150,000 tonne per month of domestic production capacity. It mentions that the Maruzen Petrochemical Co. Ltd.'s production facilities for Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and di-isobutylene will start in 2012.
ACCESSION #
67199055

 

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