Nippon Shokubai runs SE Asia acrylics plants at full capacity

02 October 2012 05:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Nippon Shokubai is currently operating its acrylic acid and esters units in southeast Asia at full capacity, following an explosion at its Himeji production site in western Japan on 29 September, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Nippon Shokubai’s acrylic acid and super absorbent polymer (SAP) facilities at Himeji were shut by the blast.

In Java, Indonesia, the company has a 100,000 tonne/year acrylic esters unit and a 60,000 tonne/year crude acrylic acid plant, while in Singapore, it has a 75,000 tonne/year crude acrylic acid plant.

Running these plants at full capacity should help support the acrylics and esters requirements of the Japanese market following the Himeji outage, the source said.

The plants in Indonesia and Singapore are being operated by the company’s Indonesian subsidiary, PT Nippon Shokubai, the source said.

By: Samuel Wong

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