Regarding the effects of the earthquake that occurred on March 16 in northeastern Japan

as of March 17 at 12:00 p.m.


Due to the earthquake that occurred at around 11:36 p.m. on Wednesday evening March 16th, whose epicenter was located off the Pacific coast of the northeastern region of Japan, Shin-Etsu Chemical and some of the Shin-Etsu Group Companies’ plants temporarily suspended operations. No plant employees suffered any injuries, and there was no large damage to the facilities.
With safety as our utmost priority, the plants that temporarily suspended operations are sequentially resuming their operations upon carrying out the process of inspections to confirm plant safety.

For inquiries about this matter, please contact

    • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Public Relations Dept.
    • Tel: 03-6812-2340, or from outside Japan: 81-3-6812-2340
    • Fax: 03-6812-2341, or from outside Japan: 81-3-6812-2341
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