Uh Oh! Possible World Wide Diaper Shortage!

OH NO! An explosion in Japan has destroyed a plant that is one of the world’s biggest producers of a main ingredient in diapers. As NBC reported over the weekend, the Nippon Shokubai chemical plant makes acrylic acid, the main ingredient of a resin called SAP that used in diapers. The plant produces about 20% of the world’s SAP and 10% of global output of acrylic acid.

Due to the explosion production at the plant has halted. Other plants that produce SAP are already working at full capacity so they are unlikely to be able to pick up the slack.

So be on the lookout, for possible shortages and price increases.

What is your plan if a shortage occurs? Stock up now, or switch over to cloth?

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  1. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Oh wow I had not heard there was an explosion!

  2. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Wow I had no idea there was an explosion and there maybe a diaper shortage/

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