Nippon Shokubai Adds Superabsorbents | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 20 | pp. 16-17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 18, 2015

Nippon Shokubai Adds Superabsorbents

Department: Business
Keywords: acrylic acid, superabsorbent, diaper

Japan’s Nippon Shokubai plans to build a 100,000-metric-ton-per-year superabsorbent polymer plant at its site near Antwerp, Belgium, increasing capacity there to 160,000 metric tons. Also at the site, it will build a 100,000-metric-ton plant for the raw material acrylic acid. The project is expected to cost close to $400 million and be running by May 2018. Demand for superabsorbent polymers continues to show steady growth in diaper and other applications, Shokubai says. The firm is also building a 50,000-metric-ton polymer plant in Himeji, Japan.

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