TOKYO, March 17, 2011_Ube Industries, Ltd. announced today that it is forced to shut down production and shipment of "MEK-Oxime" in a few days. Due to the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, there is difficulty in securing methyl ethyl ketone or MEK, the main raw material for MEK-Oxime.
At present, it is impossible to estimate when the shipment will restart. It apologizes for the inconvenience and apprehension that this situation may cause you.
Ube Industries, Ltd. will make report, as soon as details are available.