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Nippon Shokuba Reinforces Leadership in Acrylic Acid and SAP, Enters New Fields

3:07 PM MDT | August 8, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Ikeda: New acrylic acid capacity in Indonesia, Japan. Nippon Shokubai (Osaka), a technology-driven, medium-sized chemicals company, is deciding on sites for its next investments to build world-scale production plants. The company is a leading producer of acrylic acid and the biggest manufacturer of superabsorbent polymers (SAP). Nippon Shokubai is, meanwhile, making progress with several breakthrough R&D projects including development of a technology to make acrylic acid from glycerine. It also plans to enter new fields of activity that are aligned with...

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