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Asahi Kasei to Build Acrylonitrile Plant in Korea

11:04 PM MST | January 24, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a large new plant for the production of acrylonitrile (AN) at Ulsan, Korea. Construction of the plant, which will have a production capacity of 245,000 m.t./year, is expected to begin in May 2011 and the plant is expected to come online in January 2013. AKC, which is currently the second largest AN supplier in the world, and the largest supplier in Asia, is advancing a program to further expand the company’s AN business, the company says. The new AN plant will be constructed at...

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