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Showa Denko starts up ethyl acetate plant in Japan

7:27 AM MDT | June 10, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says that its previously announced, new, 100,000-m.t./year ethyl acetate plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, started commercial operations today. The plant uses the company’s proprietary production process technology. Ethyl acetate is an organic solvent used in wide-ranging applications, including in printing ink, paint, adhesives for electronic devices, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides, Showa Denko says. The business environment for the ethyl acetate business continues to be challenging because of the higher prices...

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