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SK Global to build acrylic acid and derivatives plants as part of portfolio diversification

12:21 PM MST | November 26, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

SK Global Chemical, through a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Chemical, plans to build an acrylic acid plant at Ulsan, Korea by 2016. The plant will be designed to produce 160,000 m.t./year. SK is also considering construction of a superabsorbents polymers (SAP) plant using acrylic acid from the new plant. The SAP market is showing a high demand growth in China, Southeast Asia and other developing countries, SK says. The development plan may also include other products within this business line.   If the business plan is executed, SK Global Chemical will...

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