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Tokuyama Augments Polysilicon Project

by Michael McCoy
May 16, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 20

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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