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Asahi Kasei opens acetonitrile plant in South Korea

7:57 AM MDT | March 28, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, on 27 March, officially opened its previously announced new acetonitrile plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The new, 11,000-m.t./year acetonitrile plant is located at the manufacturing site of Tongsuh Petrochemical (Ulsan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei.  AKC began construction of the acetonitrile plant in March 2012 and started up its operation in January 2014. Acetonitrile is mainly used as a solvent in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates; it is...

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