You are probably wondering why you should care about a polymer manufacturer in Japan. Let’s see:
Nikon Shokubai’s chemical plant explosion might impact you if you use absorbent products like Diapers, or Adult care napkins, even feminine hygiene products.
The company makes a polymer known as SAP in the business. It is a polyacrylic acid that is powder in form, but it swells to absorb water. I’ve got some concerns about using this stuff with infants anyhow, because there hasn’t been a lot of testing on whether or not it is cancer causing, or toxic to humans.
I guess all we know right now is this material might be a bit more expensive in the future and that is bound to show up as a price increase on something as common as baby diapers!
What can you do?