Tokuyama Augments Polysilicon Project | May 16, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 20 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 20 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 16, 2011

Tokuyama Augments Polysilicon Project

Department: Business
Keywords: polysilicon, solar cells, semiconductors

Tokuyama will significantly boost the size of the polysilicon plant it is building in Sarawak, Malaysia. The Japanese chemical company is in the midst of constructing a 6,200-metric-ton-per-year facility that will cost close to $1 billion. Now the firm says it will invest an additional $1.2 billion to add 13,800 metric tons of capacity by January 2015. Tokuyama is also boosting capacity at its Japanese plant by 20% to 11,000 metric tons. The firm’s goal is to double its share of the global solar silicon market to 10% while maintaining its 20% share of the semiconductor silicon market.

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