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Shin-Etsu’s PVC Plant in Kashima Starts Operating at Full Capacity

6:01 AM MDT | June 1, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Shin-Etsu Chemical says that its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan has started operating at full capacity since May 31. Operations at the PVC plant, where production was suspended since the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, were partially restarted on April 28 using the plant's inventory of raw materials. Mitsubishi Chemical restarted production at the company’s 453,000-m.t./year No. 2 naphtha cracker at Kashima on May 20. Mitsubishi restarted the supply of ethylene on May 20 and accordingly, Kashima...

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