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Nippon Shokubai Builds Acrylic Acid Plant, Triples Superabsorbents Capacity in Indonesia

1:51 AM MDT | April 28, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Nippon Shokubai says it will build a new acrylic acid plant at its Cilegon, Indonesia site and triple the capacity of a previously announced superabsorbents project at the site. The company, one of the leading global producers of superabrorbents, will spend $300 million on the project. Nippon Shokubai announced last year that its PT Nippon Shokubai Indonesia subsidiary will build a 30,000-m.t./year superabsorbents plant at Cilegon, for completion in 2013, with acrylic acid supplied from the existing 60,000 m.t./year acrylic acid plant at the site...

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