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SK Global to build acrylic acid and derivatives plants

1:12 PM MST | November 27, 2013

SK Global Chemical, through a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Chemical, plans to build an acrylic acid plant at Ulsan, Korea by 2016. The plant will be designed to produce 160,000 m.t./year. SK is also considering construction of a superabsorbents polymers (SAP) plant using acrylic acid from the plant. The SAP market is showing a high demand growth in China, Southeast Asia and other developing countries, SK says. The development plan may also include other products within this business line. If the business plan is executed, SK Global Chemical will acquire the...

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