AGC resumes production at Kashima Plant

Following the reports issued on 14 and 28 of March, AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.) announced the following update on the resumption of production at AGC Asahi Glass Kashima Plant which was severely affec…

Following the reports issued on 14 and 28 of March, AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.) announced the following update on the resumption of production at AGC Asahi Glass Kashima Plant which was severely affected by the earthquake in eastern Japan. Restoration operations for the float glass facility for architectural flat glass have been completed, and the suspended production/shipments have resumed. Production has resumed in phases since early April, and the production/shipments of all the products at the plant, except for urethane-related products and fluorinated resin ETFE, are now in operation. Production/shipments of urethane-related products and fluorinated resin ETFE will restart by late June. With regards to the loading berth used for shipping chemicals and architectural float flat glass and receiving raw materials, a part of the facility is still not ready for use, and alternative means have been used. However, the production volumes of those products will be subject to changes in the supply situation of raw materials and electricity.