Nippon Shokubai to start new AA, SAP units in end-August

17 July 2013 08:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Shokubai is on track to start operations at its new acrylic acid (AA) and super absorbent polymer (SAP) units at Cilegon, Indonesia, as planned in end-August, a company source said on Wednesday.

This comprises of the firm’s new 80,000 tonne/year AA unit as well as its new 90,000 tonne/year SAP unit, the source said.

The company last week restarted its existing crude AA and acrylate esters units in West Java after a month-long scheduled maintenance.

Nippon Shokubai is currently operating the crude AA and acrylate esters units at 100%, the source added.

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By: Samuel Wong

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