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Kuraray to Partially Restart Kashima Plant

4:04 AM MDT | April 5, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Kuraray says it is preparing to partially resume production at the company’s facility at Kashima in Ibaraki prefecture by mid-April using raw material inventory available at the plant. Operations at the facility were suspended following the earthquake. The company says it is conducting a detailed inspection of the plants at the Kashima site and has so far not identified any damage to the facility that could cause serious problems in resuming production. Partial supply of electricity and steam to the plant is expected to resume in a few days. The company is...

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