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Web Date: April 30, 2012

Wacker Opens New Polysilicon Plant

Business: New capacity comes on-line during difficult time for solar industry
Department: Business
Keywords: polysilicon, energy, solar power

Wacker Chemie has opened a $1.2 billion polysilicon facility at its Nünchritz, Germany, site. The company says the new capacity is coming on-line as demand picks up in the polysilicon industry after a poor fourth quarter of 2011.

The new plant adds 15,000 metric tons per year of capacity. By the end of 2012, Wacker says, the company’s total capacity for polysilicon will be around 52,000 metric tons, making it one of the . . .

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