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Kaneka to construct acrylic fibers manufacturing facility in Malaysia

12:34 PM MDT | March 24, 2014

Kaneka (Osaka) will build a manufacturing facility for the company’s Kanekalon/Kanecaron acrylic fibers at the site of its Kaneka Malaysia subsidiary. The new plant, at Kuantan, will have capacity for 12,000 m.t./year of acrylic fibers and will cost about ¥9 billion ($89 million), Kaneka says. The facility is slated to start up in October 2015 and will meet increasing worldwide demand. Kaneka manufactures Kanekalon/Kanecaron at its Takasago, Japan, site, and the facility in Malaysia will be the company’s first acrylic fibers production base outside Japan...

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