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Explosion In Japanese Chemical Plant Could Create Diaper Shortage Parents Seek Less Filling Solutions

October 1, 2012

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.

Acrylic acid is a key component of superabsorbent polymers or SAP, which absorb large amounts of liquid.

Parents seeking new less filling  solutions.