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Nippon Shokubai restarts more plants at Himeji

10:44 AM MDT | July 1, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Nippon Shokubai has been given permission to restart more plants at Himeji, Japan, following the closure of the complex after the explosion and fire on 29 September 2012. A total of 16 plants are now operating at the site, including one of the company’s acrylic acid plants not damaged in the accident, as well as some units producing acrylic acid derivatives, including special acrylates. Permission to restart a total of 13 plants was announced on 31 May. The latest units restarted since May include part of the acrylic acid production, part of the...

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