ERJ staff report (DS)
Nanyo, Japan -- Tosoh Corp has said its rubber output will not be affected by a 13 November fire at its vinyl chloride monomer plant within the Nanyo chemical complex in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Tosoh said some of its products will be affected by this accident and plant shutdowns, but in a statement said, "Polychloroprene (Skyprene) and Chosulphonated Polyethylene (TOSO-CSM) plants did not suffer any damage. As a safety precaution, a temporarily stop of the plants was undertaken to confirm that all conditions are normal. The date to resume operations for both plants is set for November 22nd. Tosoh inventory remains well stocked and therefore the company does not expect any delays or shortages and will be able to meet all contractual obligations in supplying CR and CSM to customers."
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Press release from Tosoh