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Nippon Shokubai expands acrylic acid capacity at Himeji site

8:29 AM MDT | July 9, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Nippon Shokubai, on 8 July, opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide as well as a waste liquid incinerator system in the company’s manufacturing complex at Himeji, Japan. With the acrylic acid plant, production capacity at the site has increased from 460,000 m.t./year to 540,000 m.t./year. Nippon Shokubai invested about ¥11 billion ($108 million) to expand acrylic acid capacity at the site. Production capacity for n-phenylmaleimide at Himeji has increased from 8,000 m.t./year to 18,000 m.t./year. Demand for acrylic acid is...

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