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Wacker starts up pyrogenic silica plant in Tennessee

by Marc S. Reisch
October 12, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 40

 

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Credit: Wacker
Silica packing at Wacker's new plant

Wacker has started up a $150 million pyrogenic silica plant at its site in Charleston, Tennessee. The 13,000-metric-ton-per-year plant uses by-product tetrachlorosilane from Wacker’s 3-year-old polysilicon unit nearby. Pyrogenic silica is used to make silicone rubber.

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