Fumed silica links Cabot, Dow Corning | June 5, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 23 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 23 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 5, 2017

Fumed silica links Cabot, Dow Corning

Neighboring Kentucky facilities will swap raw materials
Department: Business
Keywords: investment, silicones, fumed silica

In the third iteration of a successful partnership, Cabot Corp. will build an $80 million fumed silica facility in Carrollton, Ky., adjacent to a Dow Corning silicone monomers plant.

Cabot will produce the high-purity silica by reacting oxygen and hydrogen with a chlorosilane by-product provided via pipeline by Dow Corning. In turn, Cabot will send back its hydrochloric acid by-product to be used as a raw material for making methyl chloride. Dow Corning reacts methyl . . .

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