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May 2, 2011

Teijin resumes PET production at Utsunomiya plant following earthquake

Dorothy Lozowski

Teijin Limited (Tokyo; has announced that the Utsunomiya Factory (Tochigi Prefecture) of Teijin DuPont Films Ltd., which had suspended polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film production following the earthquake in northeastern Japan on March 11, resumed partial operations on April 30. Operations are expected to gradually return to full scale in mid June. Other Teijin Group facilities nationwide continue to operate on a normal basis. The Ibaraki Factory (Ibaraki Prefecture) of Teijin DuPont Films Ltd., which had also suspended PET film production following the earthquake and resumed operations on March 25, is now operating at full scale.


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