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merlin

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Post Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:52 pm

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By Akiko Fujita
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Oct 1, 2012 8:16am
Uh-Oh. Diaper Shortage Possible After Plant Explosion
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Diaper Shortage Possible After Plant Explosion

As so often happens, moms are left to deal with the mess.

An explosion at a Japanese chemical plant this weekend has the spectre of a global diaper shortage.

The plant in the coastal city of Himeji, operated by Nippon Shokubai Co., is one of the world’s largest producers of acrylic acid, a primary ingredient used in disposable diapers.

Powerful blasts rocked the facility Saturday, as firefighters were trying to control a blaze at one of the tanks containing the chemical. One firefighter died and 34 employees and first responders were injured in the blast.

Acrylic acid is a key component of superabsorbent polymers or SAP, which absorb large amounts of liquid. Nippon Shokubai makes roughly 20 percent of the world’s SAP and maintains a 10 percent global market share of acrylic acid. The plant had been ramping up production to meet increasing global demand, especially from China, according to Japanese media reports.

Prior to the accident, the plant in the Hyogo Prefecture manufactured 460,000 tons of acrylic acid annually, supplying clients like Procter and Gamble, which relied on Nippon Shokubai for products it sold in Asia.

Roughly 4 million tons of acrylic acid are produced in the world, with the largest manufacturers in Germany and the U.S., according to Nippon Shokubai spokesman Akira Kurusu.

Kurusu said the company had already reached out to other producers to make sure their clients’ needs are met, but said he could not comment on whether the plant closure in Japan would affect global costs and supply.

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I'm past caring about these as my youngest is going on 25, however many of our members may not be past this stage of life and I thought it was worthy of dissemination. Good luck to those that this may affect. Do I see cloth in your future?
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Post Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:28 pm

Re: I'm so glade I'm past this problem

Holy poop batman!
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:13 pm

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Don't forget the safety pins & rubber pants that will be needed with the environmentally friendly cloth diapers. Oops - can you even get them anymore?
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:01 pm

Re: I'm so glade I'm past this problem

Man, I sure don't miss those days. Good luck to those that still have to endure the trials & tribulations of the diaper.
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