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Asahi Kasei Plants Remain Shut

6:55 AM MDT | March 23, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei says it is unable to predict when operations can be restarted at the plants that were suspended as a result of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. The operation of plants of some of its affiliates was suspended, and the degree of damage to the facilities is currently under investigation, Asahi Kasei says. The plants that are shut are Asahi Kasei Construction Materials’s Sakai plant and its phenolic foam insulation panels plant in Ibaraki prefecture; Asahi Kasei Metals’ plant at Tomobe in Ibaraki...

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