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Inauguration Ceremony Held for PT. NIPPON SHOKUBAI INDONESIA’s New AA/SAP Plants

Oct. 23, 2013Recent Headlines

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. [Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President: Masanori Ikeda, TOSE:4114.T] (“NIPPON SHOKUBAI”) announced that today, October 23, 2013, its subsidiary PT.NIPPON SHOKUBAI INDONESIA (“NSI”) held an inauguration ceremony for the new Acrylic Acid (“AA”) plant and the new superabsorbent polymers (“SAP”) plant in Cilegon, Indonesia. (The outline of NSI and the detail of capacity expansion work are mentioned below.)

SAP, one of NIPPON SHOKUBAI’s core businesses, shows steady growth of demand as a raw material of disposable diapers. NIPPON SHOKUBAI already established its production and supply network in the four key markets in Japan, America, Europe and China. With the start of the new AA and SAP plants at NSI, NIPPON SHOKUBAI group’s global AA and SAP production capacity is as mentioned below, and NIPPON SHOKUBAI will enhance its position as one of the world top suppliers of SAP.

AA and SAP Production Capacity of NIPPON SHOKUBAI Group (MT/Y)
AA 620,000(End 2012) 700,000(End 2013)
SAP 470,000(End 2012) 560,000(End 2013)

The main attendants for the ceremony are as follows;
Mr. M.S. Hidayat, Minister for Industry, Indonesia
Mr. Yoshinori Katori, Japanese Ambassdor to Indonesia
Ms. Lestari Indah, Deputy Chairman of BKPM, Indonesia
Mr. B.T. Iman Ariadi, Mayor of Cilegon
Mr. Masanori Ikeda, President, NIPPON SHOKUBAI
Mr. Masakazu Tanaka, President Director, NSI
Number of attendants for the ceremony is around 200.

◆Corporate outline of NSI
Established: August 1996
Location: Cilegon, Indonesia (Headquarters and plant)
Representative: Masakazu Tanaka (Mr.), President Director
Business Production and sales of AA, acrylates and SAP
Capital: 120 million US dollars, paid in capital
93.7% owned by NIPPON SHOKUBAI
Number of employees: 390 as of June 30, 2013

◆Feature of capacity expansion work
Production capacity
AA 80,000 MT/Y (2nd plant)
As capacity of the 1st plant is 60,000 MT/Y, after the completion total capacity is 140,000 MT/Y.
SAP 90,000 MT/Y
Mechanical completion – March 2013
Commercial operation – October 2013
Location: Existing plant site of NSI
Investment amount Approx. 300 million US dollars

Investor & Public Relations Dept., NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
TEL: +81-3-3506-7477 E-mail: shokubai@n.shokubai.co.jp

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