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Nippon Shokubai Builds Superabsorbents Plant in Indonesia

4:36 AM MDT | August 10, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Nippon Shokubai (Tokyo) says its Indonesian subsidiary, Nippon Shokubai Indonesia, will build a 30,000-m.t./year superbasorbent polymers (SAP) plant at its Cilegon, Indonesia manufacturing site. The company will invest $35 million in the new plant, which should begin commercial operation in March 2013. Nippon Shokubai Indonesia operates a 60,000-m.t./year acrylic acid plant at the site, which will supply feedstock to the SAP facility. Nippon Shokubai is already building a 60,000-m.t./year SAP plant at its Himeji, Japan complex, which is scheduled for completion...

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