The Whole Picture of Kanecaron Business

Supply Still in Shortage Despite Capacity Increases Growing Demand in Africa Modacrylic fiber possesses high flame retardancy in addition to the unique suppleness and excellent dyeability of acrylics. Only three companies in the world are producing modacrylic fiber. The largest producer is Kaneka Corporation of Japan, which is marketing modacrylic fiber under the “Kanecaron” brand. Kaneka started producing Kanecaron in 1957 at its plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture. The plant’s production scale has been continuously increasing since the start of production. The latest capacity increase was undertaken in 2010. Nevertheless, the company could not keep up with the growth in demand, and a production line was newly added to its

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