Mitsui Chemicals Provides Support to Victims of Heavy Rain in Northern Kyushu


Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) would like to offer its deepest condolences to those who passed away recently amid the heavy rainfall in Northern Kyushu, as well as to the families of these victims. The company also extends its sympathy to all who have been affected by the disaster.

To help support the victims of the disaster as well as the affected area more generally, Mitsui Chemicals has responded to an appeal from the Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA)※1 and supplied relevant company products to Omachi Town, Kishima District, Saga Prefecture.

Further, Mitsui Chemicals has responded to a request from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s (MLIT) Kyushu Regional Development Bureau. Looking here to prevent the flow of oil from Saga Prefecture’s Rokkaku River out into the Ariake Sea, Mitsui Chemicals’ Omuta Works has supplied the likes of its TAFNEL™ Oil Blotter™ to the Omachi Precinct of the Kitou Fire Department.

Mitsui Chemicals hopes that its efforts here will help to get the affected area back on its feet as soon as possible.

Products being loaded up at Iwakuni-Ohtake Works for aid delivery
Polyurethane mattresses being delivered to a shelter
(Photo provided by A-PAD JAPAN)

Overview of Provided Supplies

Recipient Requested by Items Provided
① Kitou Fire Department – Omachi Precinct, Shiroishi Branch
  • MLIT – Kyushu Regional Development Bureau
  • Hakata Port and Airport Construction Office
  • TAFNEL™ Oil Blotter™※2 (22 boxes) and more
② Omachi Town, Kishima District, Saga Prefecture
  • Omachi Town General Welfare Health Center
  • Omachi Community Center
(Local receipt of the goods was conducted through specified nonprofit corporation A-PAD JAPAN※3)
  • Polyurethane mattresses (200)
  • Tarpaulin sheets (200)

※1)SEMA : Cooperating with private businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA) offers an all-in-one venue through which company goods and services can be provided to those in need during large-scale natural disasters.

※2)TAFNEL™ Oil Blotter™ is a polypropylene-based nonwoven that provides excellent oil adsorption and strength, allowing for the quick recovery of oil.

※3)The Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Japan (A-PAD JAPAN) is a specified nonprofit corporation that responds to large-scale disasters both in Japan and overseas. The organization carries out emergency humanitarian aid activities, works to support the affected region’s recovery and takes initiatives to prevent disasters and their effects, among other activities.

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