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Asahi Kasei to build cellulosic fiber facility in Japan

9:38 AM MDT | April 15, 2013 | —Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will invest about ¥3 billion ($32 million) to build a plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the company’s Bemberg cupro cellulosic fiber. The new plant will be built at the site of AKF’s former polyester unit, which was closed permanently in 2009. Construction of the cupro cellulosic fiber plant will begin this month and be completed in April 2014. Bemberg is a regenerated cellulose fiber made from cotton linter, the short fibers on cotton seeds. It is widely used for the lining...

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