Nippon Shokubai Indonesia plans to build a 100,000 ton per year acrylic acid plant in Indonesia in a bid to meet growing demand. The company plans to complete construction by the end of March 2021, targeting to start commercial operations in November 2021.
Acrylic acid is a feedstock for super absorbent polymer, or SAP, which is used for diapers. acrylic acid supplies are tight in Asia, and demand is expected to grow in the region.
The company operates a 140,000 metric ton per year acrylic acid plant in Indonesia. PT Nippon Shokubai is a subsidiary of Japan's Nippon Shokubai.