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Asahi Kasei opens cellulosic fiber plant in Japan

12:36 AM MDT | May 30, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has opened its previously announced new plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the company’s Bemberg cupro cellulosic fiber. Commercial operation at the new facility will begin on 1 June. Construction of the cupro cellulosic fiber plant began in April 2013 and the company invested about ¥3 billion ($29.5 million) to build the plant. The plant has been built at the site of AKF’s former polyester unit, which was closed permanently in 2009. Bemberg is a regenerated cellulose fiber...

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