Kashima Plant

The Kashima Coastal Industrial Zone enjoys a warm climate, rich water resources and the physical advantage of being only 80 km from Tokyo. Located at the center of this industrial zone, the Kashima Plant started the manufacture of soda products and organic chemical products in 1975. In 1981, a facility for the production of flat glass for buildings started operation as one of the largest of its kind in the world. In this way, the Kashima Plant began to develop as a multi-purpose plant. It later expanded its activity areas to fluorine fine chemicals and high-functional glasses; its steady growth continues today.

Location: Higashiwada 25, Kamisu City, Ibaraki, 314-0195, Japan

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Start of operation: 1975
Representative: Tatuhito Kimura
Employees: 580 (as of December 2017)
Main business activities: Production of caustic soda, fine sodium bicarbonate, propylene oxide, fluorocarbon resin and other chemicals, and the production of heat reflection glass, mirror, double glass, tempered glass, and laminated glass and other types of flat glass for buildings

Environmental Performance Data

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Air CO2
(1,000 of
tons)
683 682 674 691 715
NOx (tons) 520 511 559 535 541
SOx (tons) 25 9 20 9 21
Soot and
dust(tons)
13 11 7 8 6
Water Wastewater
(1,000m3
5,540 5,717 5,569 6,089 6,584
COD (tons)* 1 677 693 666 694 763
Waste Waste finally sent to landfill(tons) 1 1 1 62 156
  • * 1COD is properly treated after wastewater is discharged into public sewage.

Frequency Ratio of Accidents Requiring Leave

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0.35 0.34 0.76 0.34 0.37
  • The data cover all employees at the operating site (including business partners).