Nippon Shokubai’s Subsidiary in Indonesia Begins Manufacturing and Marketing Halal-certified and Biomass-derived Acrylic Acid, Acrylates, and Superabsorbent Polymers

– Contributing to Reducing Environmental Impact of Paints, Diapers, etc. throughout Product Supply Chain –

OSAKA, Japan, May 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — PT. NIPPON SHOKUBAI INDONESIA (hereinafter “NSI”), the Indonesian subsidiary of NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD., headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has acquired an ISCC PLUS* certification for Acrylic Acid, Acrylates, and Superabsorbent Polymers and begun manufacturing and marketing these products. With this certification, Nippon Shokubai Group has established in Belgium, Japan, and Indonesia a global supply system to manufacture and market certified products that use biomass-derived raw materials allocated by the mass balance method.


Acrylic acid and acrylates are widely used as raw materials for paints, adhesives, etc. Superabsorbent polymers are raw materials for disposable diapers. By providing ISCC PLUS-certified products to customers, Nippon Shokubai Group will contribute to the reduction of environmental impact throughout the product supply chain as well as to a circular economy.

Products manufactured and marketed under ISCC PLUS certification are also certified by the Indonesian Halal certification authority as they have been before.

Growing global interest in addressing climate change issues has increased demand for biomass products. Halal certification is required in an expanding number of fields and products in regions with large Muslim populations. Nippon Shokubai Group will respond to these demands not only in Indonesia and Southeast Asia but also on a global scale by manufacturing and selling Halal-certified and biomass-derived products at NSI. Aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the group will implement the transformation outlined in its long-term vision and mid-term management plan to help increase customer value and realize a sustainable society.

*ISCC PLUS certification is a third-party certification program of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system based in Germany to manage and guarantee sustainable raw materials and products such as biomass and recycled materials in the supply chains.

Nippon Shokubai Group commits and declares its compliance with the ISCC PLUS requirements in accordance with the latest ISCC regulations.

ISCC PLUS Certified and Halal Certified Products

  • Acrylic acid
  • Acrylates: Ethyl Acrylate, Butyl Acrylate, 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate
  • Superabsorbent Polymers: AQUALIC (TM) CA

Established: August 1996
Location: Cilegon, Banten Province, Republic of Indonesia (head office and plant)
Representative: Shinichiro Yoshimoto
Description of business: Manufacture and sale of acrylic acid, acrylates, and superabsorbent polymers
Capital: 120 million USD (paid-in capital) 99.9% contributed by Nippon Shokubai
Number of employees: 448 (As of the end of March 2024)


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