PPG announces force majeure due flooding in Thailand

PPG announces force majeure due to flooding in Thailand

1:55 AM, 16th November 2011
PPG announces force majeure due to flooding in Thailand
Richard C Elias, Senior VP, Optical and Specialty Materials, PPG.


PITTSBURGH, US: PPG Industries announced that it has declared force majeure for certain optical products as a result of significant flooding in Thailand, which is impacting PPG’s optical products manufacturing and distribution operations.

The decision was based on production suspensions at PPG’s Solarlens facilities in Bang Pa-In and Lat Krabang. While PPG’s transitions optical facility, located in Chon Buri, remains in operation, it has been adversely impacted by the curtailment of operations by several customers located in the flooded districts of Thailand.

“The significant flooding has severely affected our ability to provide products to our customers. This is due both to the direct impact on our facilities and certain disruptions in the optical supply chain. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a timeframe of when we will be able to return to normal operations,” said Richard C Elias, Senior VP, Optical and Specialty Materials, PPG.

Elias said no PPG employees have been reported as injured. “We have numerous employees in the region and are working diligently to ensure their safety and well-being,” he said.

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