Nippon Shokubai Announces an Acquisition of Halal Certification for Its Sodium Polyacrylates

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. [Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President:
Masanori Ikeda] (TOKYO:4114) (“Nippon Shokubai”) has acquired halal
certification for its sodium polyacrylates. The certification was
granted by the Japan Muslim Association based on tests by the Shariah
Research Institute at Takushoku University in Japan.

In Southeast Asian countries, having the large population of Muslims,
especially in Malaysia and Indonesia, there is a growing need to acquire
halal certification for the raw materials and production processes of
food-related companies. Under these circumstances, Nippon Shokubai has
acquired halal certification for its sodium polyacrylates of food
additive grade AQUALIC FH, feeding stuff additive grade AQUALIC MH and
industrial grade AQUALIC IH. Nippon Shokubai expects this recent
certification to result in greater demands of its sodium polyacrylates
in Southeast Asia.

Looking ahead, Nippon Shokubai intends to keep responding to market
needs while providing a wide range of products that bring richness and
comfort to people and society.

・ Halal Certificate
The Halal Certificate is granted to
products and services that take into account the religious beliefs of
Muslim consumers, if the products and services are confirmed to meet
standards set by the Japan Muslim Association and the Shariah Research
Institute in Japan.

・ Halal certified products of Nippon Shokubai as of Sep.30, 2015
AQUALIC
FH (thickeners), AQUALIC MH (feed binders), AQUALIC IH (flocculants)

In parentheses are applications indicated before them.

Contacts

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
Akira Kurusu
General Manager
Fine
& Specialty Chemicals Sales & Marketing
Investor & Public
Relations Dept.
E-mail: shokubai@n.shokubai.co.jp
or
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