Shin-Etsu Group current situation impacted by the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake (3rd report)


We hereby inform you of the current situation of the Shin-Etsu Group’s production sites, which were impacted by the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, as below.

As of 1:00p.m., March 15 (Japan Time), necessary inspections are continually being carried out at Shin-Etsu Chemical Kashima Plant (Kamisu, Ibaraki Pref.) and Shin-Etsu Handotai Shirakawa Plant (Nishigo Village, Fukushima Pref.), both of which are out of operation.

We are implementing inspections of the facilities and equipments at the both Plants putting the utmost priority on safety. However, damages were founded at some production equipments at the both Plants until now. At present, it is still unclear how long it takes to restore such damaged equipments and facilities at the both Plants.

We will continue to implement necessary inspections and do our utmost for recovery. We will announce the updated information if any situation has changed.

For inquiries about this matter, please contact

    • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Public Relations Dept.
    • Tetsuya Koishikawa
    • 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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