Inauguration Ceremony Heldfor a New Acrylic Acid Facility in Indonesia

  • Management and Business

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan, President: Kazuhiro Noda, hereinafter “Nippon Shokubai”) announced that its subsidiary PT. NIPPON SHOKUBAI INDONESIA (hereafter “NSI”) held an inauguration ceremony on May 23, 2023, for the new acrylic acid (hereafter “AA”) facility with the production capacity of 100,000 MT/Y in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia.

Nippon Shokubai Group manufactures superabsorbent polymers (hereinafter “SAP”) for disposable diapers and AA which is the raw material for SAP. AA is also used as raw materials for paints and adhesives etc. in the market. Nippon Shokubai has AA/SAP production bases around the world and taking advantage of their integrated production from AA to SAP to supply stably and widely around the world, and even maintains the top share of SAP in the world (according to Nippon Shokubai research in 2022).

Nippon Shokubai Group’s AA is used to produce SAP for disposable diapers as its largest application, and global demand of AA is expected to grow steadily due to factors such as an increase in the population of infants and the elderly. To meet the growing demand, Nippon Shokubai Group strengthen the global AA/SAP supply network.

Nippon Shokubai Group’s AA production capacity will expand to 980,000 MT/Y (domestic 540,000 MT/Y, overseas 440,000 MT/Y) by integrating the new AA capacity of 100,000 MT/Y in NSI. Nippon Shokubai Group will continue to meet the needs of customers around the world as an AA/SAP supplier.

             Fig. AA/SAP production base of Nippon Shokubai Group

The main attendants from Nippon Shokubai Group for the ceremony are as follows;
Mr. Kenji Kanasugi , Ambassador of Japan in Indonesia
Mr. Ignatius Warsito , Ministry of Industry
Mr. Aries Indanarto, Ministry of Investment
Mr. Nana Suryana , Banten
Mr. Helldy Agustian , Cilegon
Mr. Kazuhiro Noda, President, NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD
Mr. Shinichiro Yoshimoto, President Director PT. NIPPON SHOKUBAI INDONESIA
Number of attendants for the ceremony is around 120.

◆ Corporate outline of NSI
Established       August 1996
Location        Cilegon, Indonesia (Headquarters and plant)
Representative     Shinichiro Yoshimoto (Mr.), President Director
Business        Production and sales of AA, acrylates and SAP
Capital         120 million US dollars, paid in capital
           99.9% owned by Nippon Shokubai
Number of employees  442 as of March, 2023

◆ Feature of capacity expansion work
Production capacity   AA 100,000 MT/Y (3rd plant)
Schedule        Commercial operation – April 2023
Location        Existing plant site of NSI
Investment amount   Approx. 200 million US dollars

Inauguration Ceremony Heldfor a New Acrylic Acid Facility in Indonesia

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