Volume 89 Issue 32 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 8, 2011

Shokubai Invests In Acrylic Acid

Department: Business
Keywords: acrylic acid, acrylics, Japan

Nippon Shokubai will spend nearly $200 million to expand its capacity for acrylics. The company will build an 80,000-metric-ton-per-year acrylic acid plant in Himeji, Japan. Acrylic acid is primarily used in making superabsorbent polymers, which Shokubai also produces. The company will spend an additional $45 million to build a 20,000-metric-ton acrylic ester plant in Kawasaki, a suburb of Tokyo. Shokubai expects both new units to start production in 2013.

 
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