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Asahi Kasei to Build Large Acrylonitrile Plant in Korea

10:05 AM MST | January 28, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH

Name: Tong Suh Petrochemical's acrylonitrile plant at Ulsan, Korea. Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a world-scale plant for the production of acrylonitrile at Ulsan, Korea. Construction of the plant, which will have a production capacity of 245,000 m.t./year, is expected to begin in May 2011. The plant is expected to be online in January 2013. AKC, which is the second-largest supplier of acrylo behind Ineos, and the largest supplier in Asia, says that the project forms part of a broader program to expand the...

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