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Nippon Shokubai completes acrylic acid hike at Himeji

6:52 AM MDT | July 18, 2014 | —Deepti Ramesh

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

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