Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) is to close its Fujisawa Plant, Japan.

NEG suspended its Fujisawa plant operation of glass tubing for pharmaceutical use at the end of January, 2014 and transferred the production capacity to Otsu Plant.

It blamed the shrinking domestic market for glass tubing for the closure.

The site was established in 1959 and all buildings and equipment will now be removed from the site.

Sally Roberts