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Kao Builds Surfactants Facility in China

6:31 AM MDT | June 6, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Kao Corp. (Tokyo) says it has established a new production company called Kao Shanghai Chemical Industries Co. in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, China. The new plant being built at the site, which involves an investment of about ¥5 billion ($63 million), will mainly produce surfactants used as raw materials for various industrial-use cleaners and toiletries, and materials used for molding. The plant is expected to start operations in 2014. Kao has identified the Chinese market as its priority, to maintain growth on a global basis, the company says...

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