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Nippon Shokubai restarts Chattanooga superabsorbents plant to ease shortages

December 7, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Nippon Shokubai said today that its US-based subsidiary NA Industries (Houston) has restarted an idled superabsorbent polymers (SAP) plant at Chattanooga, TN, to supplement production capacity following an explosion and fire at Nippon Shokubai’s Himeji, Japan, plant on 29 September. The incident led to Nippon Shokubai’s largest global SAP facility, at Himeji, being taken off-line, knocking out 18% of global SAP capacity. The Himeji plant is designed to produce 320,000 m.t./year of SAP. The news confirms CW's exclusive report.   The...

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