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Asahi Glass to Resume Production of Urethane Products and ETFE at Kashima by Late June

6:30 AM MDT | April 28, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Ashai Glass says its Kashima, Ibaraki complex restarted production in early April of all products with the exception of urethane-related materials and its Fluon ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) fluoropolymer. The Kashima plant was severely affected by last month's earthquake. The company says production and shipments of urethane-related products and ETFE will restart by late June. Volumes, however, will be affected by raw material and electricity supply situation. The company's urethane-related complex at Kashima has capacity to produce 110,000...

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