Monday, October 1, 2012

Factory Blast May Lead To Diaper Shortage

Factory Blast May Lead To Diaper Shortage, An explosion at a Japanese plant puts the supply of a key diaper ingredient at risk. 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.


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