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Are You Going To Switch To Cloth Diapers Now That

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Disposables are going to skyrocket in price after the explosion in Japan?

We mostly CD already, but DH says CD prices might go up too. I hope not.


Article on page 2 - Thanks LyTe684
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by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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mommycrissa
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

No baby with diapers for me right now but I don't want to mess with cloth. I did see baby pics of me though and I had on cloth. Weird... 

Mrs.Miller11
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM


Quoting kiralyn:

Already use cloth!


layawatling
by Laya on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

No

D.O.E.
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

huh?!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Has anyone projected the impact that it will actually have on prices?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM
well, baby isn't born yet. but we just got about 20 packages of diapers at the baby shower. and My sister gave me about 7 cloth diapers that her kids grew out of that i was going to use in an emergency or at least give them a try. so i think we're good for a while. maybe the price will go down by the time i have to buy any....
LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

No

Vampyrechic
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Nope. I love my disposables. 

LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:24 PM


Uh-Oh. Diaper Shortage Possible After Plant Explosion

 

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As so often happens, moms are left to deal with the mess.

An explosion at a Japanese chemical plant this weekend has the spectre of a global diaper shortage.

The plant in the coastal city of Himeji, operated by Nippon Shokubai Co., is one of the world’s largest producers of acrylic acid, a primary ingredient used in disposable diapers.

Powerful blasts rocked the facility Saturday, as firefighters were trying to control a blaze at one of the tanks containing the chemical. One firefighter died and 34 employees and first responders were injured in the blast.

Acrylic acid is a key component of superabsorbent polymers or SAP, which absorb large amounts of liquid. Nippon Shokubai makes roughly 20 percent of the world’s SAP and maintains a 10 percent global market share of acrylic acid. The plant had been ramping up production to meet increasing global demand, especially from China, according to Japanese media reports.

Prior to the accident, the plant in the Hyogo Prefecture manufactured 460,000 tons of acrylic acid annually, supplying  clients like Procter and Gamble, which relied on Nippon Shokubai for products it sold in Asia.

Roughly 4 million tons of acrylic acid are produced in the world, with the largest manufacturers in Germany and the U.S., according to Nippon Shokubai spokesman Akira Kurusu.

Kurusu said the company had already reached out to other producers to make sure their clients’ needs are met, but said he could not comment on whether the plant closure in Japan would affect global costs and supply.

Quoting D.O.E.:

huh?!


minnesotamommie
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:24 PM

what on earth are you talking about?

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