Diaper Dilemma: Explosion Could Cause Shortage

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An explosion at a Japanese chemical plant could trigger a diaper shortage.

Nippon Shokubai is one of the world’s biggest makers of acrylic acid, which is the main ingredient used in diapers.

The incident occurred Saturday at an acrylic acid residue tank and the fire spread to nearby tanks.

Several online reports say the explosion could slow production of disposable diapers and possibly increase the cost.

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