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Sumitomo, Solvay invest in high-purity chemicals

by Michael McCoy
September 2, 2021 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 99, Issue 32

 

Sumitomo Chemical and Solvay are investing in chemicals for the semiconductor industry. Sumitomo will add capacity at sites in Japan and South Korea for photoresists used in cutting-edge lithography for creating circuit lines. The company will also expand plants in the two countries that make high-purity sulfuric acid and aqueous ammonia for chip-cleaning applications. Solvay, meanwhile, will form a joint venture with Shinkong Synthetic Fibers to build a plant in Taiwan for electronics-grade hydrogen peroxide, also used in cleaning.

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