Volume 87 Issue 44 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 2, 2009

Wacker, Dow Corning Expand In China

Department: Business
Keywords: Wacker, Dow corning, pyrogenic silica expansion
The partners’ first silica plant opened late last year.
Credit: Wacker
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The partners’ first silica plant opened late last year.
Credit: Wacker

Wacker and Dow Corning have started construction on an addition to their fumed silica plant in Zhangjiagang, China, that will bring combined siloxane and silica production at the site to 210,000 metric tons per year. Undertaken at a “double-digit” million-dollar cost to each partner, the expansion will increase availability of fumed silica, used as a filler, viscosity improver, and flow aid.

 
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