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UOP-Showa Denko JV to build high silica zeolite plant in Japan

11:00 PM MDT | July 22, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says that its Union Showa (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has decided to produce high silica zeolite in Japan. A new production facility will be built at Showa Denko’s Higashinagahara manufacturing site at Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Plant design has been completed, and the new facility is expected to start production in March 2014. High silica zeolite is a type of synthetic zeolite used as an adsorbent; due to its high hydrophobic nature, high silica zeolite is effective in adsorbing gases such as...

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