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Japan's Unicharm fires up third Saudi diaper factory

New plant may double capacity in Middle Eastern state

Unicharm diapers at a store in China.

TOKYO -- Japanese diaper maker Unicharm took a major step toward developing the Middle Eastern market by opening its third plant in Saudi Arabia.

The new factory, next to another manufacturing center in Riyadh, apparently cost a few billion yen (1 billion yen equals $9.18 million). Along with diapers, the installation will produce sanitary products.

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