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Asahi Kasei to build cellulosic fiber facility in Japan

7:24 AM MDT | April 3, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will invest about ¥3 billion ($32 million) to build a new plant for the production of the company’s Bemberg cupro cellulosic fiber, at Nobeoka, Japan. The new cupro cellulosic fiber plant will be built at the site of AKF’s polyester plant, which was shut down in 2009. Construction of the cupro cellulosic fiber plant will begin this month and will be completed in April 2014. Bemberg is a regenerated cellulose fiber made from cotton linter, the short fibers on cotton seeds. It is widely...

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