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January 21, 2016
Gelest (Morrisville, PA), a producer and supplier of specialty organosilicon compounds and silicones, says it has launched a silicone elastomer that can stretch more than 5,000% before...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Gelest-launches-silicone-elastomer-with-record-breaking-stretch-properties_76609.html
January 18, 2016
Wacker has expanded production capacity for functional silicone fluids at the company's Burghausen, Germany, site, the company announced Monday. Investments in the expansion amount to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-completes-functional-silicone-fluid-capacity-expansion-at-German-site_76504.html
October 12, 2015
Bluestar Silicones has add custom compounding elastomer capabilities at its York, SC silicones plant. Karen O’Keefe, Bluestar’s US elastomers business director, says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Bluestar-now-offering-silicone-custom-compounding-at-US-plant_74348.html
February 6, 2015
Dow Corning, a 50-50 joint venture between Dow Chemical and Corning, reports fourth-quarter net income down 66% year-on-year (YOY), to $37.0 million. Excluding one-time items, net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-reports-5-percent-increase-in-sales_67624.html
February 3, 2015
Wrapping up a deal that was announced in December 2014, Rogers Corp. (Rogers, CT) has closed on the transaction to acquire Arlon (Santa Ana, CA) from Handy & Harman (White Plains...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Rogers-Corp-completes-acquisition-of-specialty-silicones-firm-for-$157-million_67207.html
December 17, 2014
Dow Corning will abandon its never-operated Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon facility in Clarksville, TN. The $1 billion-plus project was completed last year but never produced product because of oversupply in polysilicon markets and the impact of tariffs on polycrystalline silicon imported into China....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-to-abandon-Hemlocks-Tennessee-polysilicon-assets_66278.html
August 28, 2014
Silicones and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) says the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is likely to confirm the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Performance-Materials-moves-closer-to-Chapter-11-exit_63462.html
July 8, 2014
Wacker Chemie opened today a logistics facility at the company's production site at Amtala, near Kolkata, India, the company says. The high-bay warehouse has capacity for 5,000 pallet...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-opens-logistics-facility-in-India_62346.html
June 11, 2014
Nexeo Solutions’ recently acquired sales subsidiary Archway Sales has agreed to represent Dow Corning’s silicone, silane, and additive lines throughout the contiguous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Nexeo-Solutions-partner-for-silicone-sales_61681.html
April 10, 2014
China's silicone producers are adding capacity more quickly than the market can absorb, increasing the pressure to rationalize production, according to analysts at IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/IHS-Rapid-growth-in-silicones-through-2018-but-overcapacity-threatens_60234.html
April 4, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM; Albany, NY), the silicones and quartz subsidiary of Momentive, is considering a bankruptcy filing as part of negotiations to reduce debt. “As part of this process, a filing under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code may provide the most expeditious manner in which to effect a plan of reorganization,” MPM said in a regulatory filing....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Performance-Materials-considers-bankruptcy-filing_60055.html
October 10, 2013
The Mexican state of Veracruz is expected to receive $5 billion in direct investment by chemical companies, foreign and domestic, in Mexico, over the next five years, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.html
August 13, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals reports a net loss of $28 million compared with net income of $28 million in the year-ago quarter. Operating income fell 53.3% YOY, to $49 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-reports-net-losses-on-weak-epoxies-quartz_54455.html
June 14, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials announced today that it is expanding two production facilities in the US and Germany. The company says it is adding manufacturing capacity to its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Performance-Materials-to-expand-two-silicone-production-sites_52849.html
April 15, 2013
Cabot says it has completed a fumed silica expansion at its Barry, Wales, facility, part of a 3-year plan started in 2011 to increase Cabot’s global fumed metal oxide capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Cabot-expands-fumed-silica-capacity_51124.html
April 11, 2013
Wacker Chemie has strengthened its presence in South America by inaugurating an expanded technical center, including a training center, at Jandira near São Paulo, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-inaugurates-expanded-technical-center-in-Brazil_51097.html
March 25, 2013
Cabot Corp. says it has completed a fumed silica expansion at its Barry, Wales, facility, part of a 3-year plan started in 2011 to increase Cabot's global fumed metal oxide capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Cabot-expands-fumed-silica-capacity_50718.html
February 11, 2013
Dow Corning, a 50-50 joint venture between Dow Chemical and Corning, reported a net loss of $101 million for the quarter ended 31 December 2012 compared with a gain of $260 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-swings-to-a-fourth-quarter-loss_49740.html
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