INFLUENCES BY TOHOKU- KANTO EARTHQUAKE 

PETROCHEMICAL COMPANIES April 4, 2011 BY ETIC.INC
Comment with date is from the web of the company
          CAPACY/ ANNUM: 000TONS
COMPANY LOCATION MAJOR PRODUCTS CAPACITY/ANNUM CURRENT SITUATION
  IBARAKI (KASHIMA) ETHYLENE 820   http://www.m-kagaku.co.jp/
  PROPYLENE 540 March 23. Berth and other infrastructure have been damaged and out/inbound delivery is in difficulty. All plants were stopped safely but it needs at least two months for restart.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation BENZENE 410
  EO 290
  EG 300
  SM 370  
Japan Polyethylene Corporation IBARAKI (KASHIMA) LDPE 60   http://www.pochem.co.jp/jpe/
LLDPE 260   March 23. Operation being stopped. 
Japan Polypropylene Corporation IBARAKI (KASHIMA) PP 650   http://www.pochem.co.jp/jpp/
  March 23. Operation being stopped.
JSR Corporation IBARAKI (KASHIMA) IR 40 http://www.jsr.co.jp/
TR 40 March 24. Damage to the plant was minor but plant has been ceased to operate due to shut down of utilities.  It is possible to have shortage of EP Rubber in mid April.
EPDM 60
IIR (JAPAN BUTYL) 70
BD 120  
CHIBA (ICHIHARA) BR,BD,RB March 24. Currently under normal operation with some uncertainty of raw material supply.
 
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited CHIBA (ANEGASAKI,SODEGAURA) LDPE 170   http://www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/
LLDPE 130 March 15. Ethylene plant continued operation adjusting the load. Had shut down the plant of derivatives. Facilities sustained no major damage and most of the plants recommenced operations already.
PP 320
SM(NIHON OXIRANE) 430
EB 370
    EPDM 40    
  CHIBA(GOI)       http://www.chemiway.co.jp/
MARUZEN PETROCHEMICAL CO.,LTD. BENZENE 600 March 31. No3 ethylene is to be restarted from April 4 and  part of aroma, one line of BD follow accordingly.
EO 115
EG 115
MEK 170
HDPE 110  
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. IBARAKI (KASHIMA) TDI     http://jp.mitsuichem.com/
    March 25. Operation is going to be compiled after assessment of damage.
CHIBA (ICHIHARA) EPT 100 At Ichihara all plants have been resumed.
PHENOL 420
ACETONE 190    
Chisso Corporation CHIBA (GOI)       http://www.chisso.co.jp/index.asp
HDPE 60 March 31. Plant is to be restarted till the end of April. Blend facility of liquid crystal is under normal operation. Supplies electricity to Tokyo Electric Power Company from their own source.
PP(JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE 330
OCTANOL 75
PLASTICIZER 70
     
Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. CHIBA (CHIBA) ETHYLENE 370   http://www.idemitsu.co.jp/
SM 210 March 24. Had started the operation of SPS plants last week and under normal operation now.
BENZENE 570
PARA-XYLENE 265  
ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION CHIBA (CHIBA) MMA RESIN 20   http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/jp/
m-PPE 35 March 15. Acrylonitrile plant is under operation. Rubber in Kawasaki is on planned stoppage for maintenance.
OPTICAL FIBER    
DENKI KAGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA CHIBA (GOI) SM 510   http://www.denka.co.jp/
ABS 65 March 30. Gradual returns to normal operation is expected to begin in early April. Other plants were affected by lack of electricity & raw materials but will try to minimize impacts by in-house power and production in overseas.
AS 60
MS/MBS 80
VINYL ACETATE 60  
Ube Industries, Ltd. CHIBA (GOI)       http://www.ube-ind.co.jp/japanese/index.htm
BR 95 March 29.Stopped production of MEK oxime. Every PE plant is under operation. BR plant runs half of the normal due to raw material shortage.
PE(UBE MARUZEN) 150
     
Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd. CHIBA (KIMITSU) STYRENE RESIN 190   http://www.nscc.co.jp/
   
DIC Corporation CHIBA (CHIBA) EPOXY RESIN 35   http://www.dic.co.jp/
ISOBUTYLENE, RUBBER EMULSION, POLYACRYLIC RESIN, PLASTICIZER     April 1. Kashima is expected to restart from mid April. At Chiba most of the plants started operation already,  but a part of it will be from mid May.
KURARAY CO., LTD. IBARAKI (KASHIMA) ISOPRENE 20   http://www.kuraray.co.jp/
LIQUID ISOPRENE RUBBER 5 March 14. Underwent emergency shut down. Currently inspecting the plant damage.
TPE 30  
KYOWA HAKKO CHEMICAL CO., LTD. CHIBA (GOI) ISONONYL PRODUCTS     http://www.kyowachemical.co.jp/
150 March 29. After inspecting facilities, operation started already.
   
Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. CHIBA (ICHIHARA, ANEGASAKI)       http://www.primepolymer.co.jp/
LLDPE 350 March 17. Damage was minor and currently under operation. There is a risk of short supply of indirect materials.
HDPE 340
PP 620  
RUBBER PRODUCTS RALATED COMPANIES         
COMPANY LOCATION MAJOR PRODUCTS CURRENT SITUATION
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. FUKUSHIMA (SHIRAKAWA) TIRE http://www.srigroup.co.jp/
March 22. restarted the production.
Bridgestone Corporation     http://www.bridgestone.co.jp/
TOCHIGI (TOCHIGI &NASU) PC TIRE, TBR,  M/C TIRE March 28. Nasu started production on 22, thus all plants in the company got recovered.
TOCHIGI (KUROISO) STEEL CODE, BEAD WIRE
TOKYO (KODAIRA) PC TIRE, TBR
KANAGAWA (YOKOHAMA) INDUSTRIAL, CONSTRUCTION
The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited IBARAKI HYDRAULIC HOSE, SEALINGS http://www.yrc.co.jp/
March 18. Recovered from some damage and restarted production accordingly.
TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO.,LTD     http://www.toyo-rubber.co.jp/
MIYAGI (IWANUMA) TIRE March 31. Facilities are in full operational status in case enough raw materials and electricity supplied.
MIYAGI (FUKUSHIMA) INDUSTRIAL PARTS, AUTOMOTIVE PARTS Restarted from 21 partly, but will be affected by energy supply and confusion of logistics for the time being.
Tohoku rubber, co. Ltd.  MIYAGI (SENDAI) SHEETS, HOSES http://www.tohoku-rubber.co.jp/whatsnew/index.htm
March 31. Infrastructure stopped and damage can not be identified still. Started woking on recovery but the schedule can not be prospected.
KOHSHIN RUBBER CO.,LTD. MIYAGI (WATARI) SHEETS, HOSES, BOOT http://www.kohshin-grp.co.jp/index_j.html
Started production from 22, and starts shipping partly from 28.
INOAC CORPORATION KOUSHIDA, WAKAYANAGI, KITAKAMI URETHANE & RUBBER PARTS http://www.inoac.co.jp/ja/index.html
March 14. Three plants stopped operation. Currently assessing the damage and also tries to keep supply from other facilities of the company.
OHNO RUBBER INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD. TOCHIGI (KIZUREGAWA, NASU), IWATE (TOUNO) AUTOMOTIVE PARTS, INDUTRIAL PARTS http://www.ohno5825.co.jp/
March 29. No damage at Tochigi and Iwate. Press forward with keeping  production and supply by operating mid-night and on holiday.
MEIWA RUBBER CO., LTD. MIYAGI (WAKABAYASHI) PRITING & IDUSTRIAL ROLLS http://www.meiwa-rubber.co.jp/
March 15. Partly damaged and now under repair for restart
TOKAI CARBON CO., LTD. MIYAGI (ISHINOMAKI) CARBON BLACK http://www.tokaicarbon.co.jp/
March 29. Plant operation  has been stopped and  damage suffered from Earthquake and Tsunami can not be identified. The plant at affiliated Tokaikonetsu Kogyo is under operation from 28.
MIYAKAWA ROLLER Co.,Ltd. MIYAGI (TOFU) PRITING & IDUSTRIAL ROLLS http://www.miyakawa-r.co.jp/index.html
No damage.
Fujikura Rubber Ltd. FUKUSHIMA (MINAMISOUMA-HARAMACHI) INDUTRIAL PARTS http://www.fujikurarubber.com/
March 13. No damage on plants. Haramachi is under preparation for restart. Odaka is off limit area due to power plant accident.
(MINAMISOUMA-ODAKA) COMPOUNDIG, GOLF CLUB SHAFT
OUCHI SHINKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD FUKUSHIMA (MINAMISOUMA,SUKAGAWA) ORGANIC RUBBER CHEMICALS(BIGGEST IN JAPAN IN EVERY FIELD)  
March 28. Main plant of the company is designated as off limit area due to power plant accident. Thus damage can not be assessed. Sukagawa starts trial production at the end of March and increase production in early April.
NOK CORPORATION FUKUSHIMA (FUKUSHIMA) OIL SEAL http://www.nok.co.jp/
FUKUSHIMA (NIHONMATSU) PISTON SEAL & GASKET     March 29. Infrastructure recovered and the operations came back to the original status today.
IBARAKI (KITA-IBARAKI) RESINS & URETHANE PRODUCTS, CHEMICALS
IBARAKI (KASHIMA) FLEXIBLE PRINT CIRCUITS 
NOBUKAWA FUKUSHIMA (NIHONMATSU)  COMPOUNDING, SPONGE, BOARD No damage.
MITSUFUKU INDUSTRY CO., LTD. FUKUSHIMA (TAMURA) COMPOUNDING     http://www.mitsufuku.co.jp/
March 25. No damage of facility and no inconvenience of infrastructure. Started operation on 22 already.
   
OHTSUKA POLY-TECH INC. FUKUSHIMA (TAMURA) VIBRATION INSULATOR, GASKET, OIL SEAL http://www.poly-tech.co.jp/
No major damage on facility. Stopped operation till 18. Numbers of employees living within 40 km from nuclear power station are not small.
Okamoto Industries, Inc. FUKUSHIMA (IWAKI, TAMURA) BOOTS, SNOW CHAIN, WATER PILLOW http://www.okamoto-inc.jp/index.html
March 30.Started production partly from 28, and will restart every production facilities soon.
Nippon Kasei Chemical Company Limited FUKUSHIMA (IWAKI,ONAHAMA) CARBON BLACK http://www.nkchemical.co.jp/
March 16. Partly damaged. Stopping operation at this moment.
SEIJYO-RUBBER INDUSTRY CO., LTD. IBARAKI (TAKAHAGI) COMPOUNDING http://www.seijyo-rubber.co.jp/
No major damage on facilities. In short of water, heavy oil and gasoline.
KINYOSHA CO., LTD. IBARAKI (KASAMA,OMITAMA) PRINTING & INDUSTRRIAL ROLLS, IT PARTS http://www.kinyo-j.co.jp/
March 28. Under normal production and shipping started from last week.
Kanaflex Corporation Co.,Ltd. MIYAGI (SENDAI),TOCHIGI (SAKURA), CHIBA (YACHIMATA) INDUSTRIAL PLASTIC HOSE http://www.kanaflex.co.jp/
Three plants had no damage. Chiba plant has it in-house power station.
Kinugawa Rubber Industrial co., ltd. TOCHIGI (MOUKA) VIBRATION INSULATOR, AUTOMOTIVE BREAK PARTS http://www.kinugawa-rubber.co.jp/
March 18. Operates the plant from 21gradually. Also considers the supply from other plants of the company.
ASAHI RUBBER INC FUKUSHIMA (NISHI-SHIRAKAWA, SHIRAKAWA) INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS http://www.asahi-rubber.co.jp/
From March 22, three plants started operations gradually.
SAKURA Rubber Company Limited TOCHIGI (OHTAWARA) AERO SPACE & FIRE FIGHTING PRODUCTS http://www.sakura-rubber.co.jp/
Will be in full production from 22, but some risk of electricity supply remains.
Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd. TOCHIGI (ASHIKAGA) OA PARTS, PU TRANSMISSION BELT http://www.bando.co.jp/
March 22. No damage on facility and will restart from 23 accordingly.
Tigers Polymer Corporation TOCHIGI (SHIOYA) HOSES, SHEETS, MOLDED GOODS http://tigers.jp/
March 14. Partly damaged on facilities. Difficulty in production is foreseen partly.
Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. SAITAMA (KODAMA) ELECTRIC, AUTOMOTIVE, SEMICONDUCTIVE, PACKAGING PARTS http://www.shinpoly.co.jp/
March 14. Had some damage but will start production accordingly depending electricity supply.
NIPPON VALQUA INDUSTRIES,LTD   FLOURINATED RUBBER PARTS AND GASKETS http://www.valqua.co.jp/
April 1. Facilities got back to normal. But due to supply shortage of anti-oxidant and accelerator, it might be unavoidable to stop production and shipment of the products.