Volume 95 Issue 11 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 13, 2017

Wacker will expand silicon in Norway

Department: Business
Keywords: inorganic chemicals, metals, silicon, Wacker

Wacker Chemie is expanding silicon metal capacity at its site in Holla, Norway. The company will spend about $90 million on a new plant that will come on-line in the first half of 2019. Wacker uses the metal to make silicones and polysilicon. The Holla plant currently covers one-quarter of the company’s silicon requirements.

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