Earthquake hits Japanese flat glass and LCD industries

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2011

Asahi Glass reports damage to several plants; downstream industry shortages

Several glassmaking plants in Japan have been damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Honshu last Friday.

The destruction of Japanese industry will have a significant impact on demand for a number of industrial minerals, including glassmaking products such as soda ash, borates, limestone and...

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