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May 8, 2012
Total worldwide silicon wafer shipments has increased 1%  in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the semiconductor industry trade group...
May 1, 2012
Dow Corning reported first quarter 2012 net income down 61% from the year-ago quarter, to $71 million, due to pricing pressures and high raw material costs. Sales fell 4%, to $1.52...
March 1, 2012
Momentive Performance Materials say it has expanded its manufacturing facility and application development center at Chennai, India. The facility, which opened in 2009, focuses on...
February 3, 2012
Dow Corning saw net fourth-quarter net income rise 3% year-on-year, to $260 million, the company says. Fourth-quarter sales were down 4%, to $1.52 billion, due to soft pricing...
January 24, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical says plans to build plants for silicone-based materials for high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) packaging as well as the separation and refinement of rare...
January 17, 2012
Dow Corning says it has completed a new R&D facility at Seneffe, Belgium. The new facility, dubbed Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) center, includes two buildings: a...
December 13, 2011
Chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) acquired Mata Polymers (Mumbai), an established distributor of chemicals to the silicone, textile, and construction markets. Mata Polymers...
November 1, 2011
LDK Solar (Xinyu, China) says it has broken ground on a 30,000-m.t./year polycrystalline silicon manufacturing plant at Hohhot, China, and together with other growth initiatives will...
October 26, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials says it has expected marketing and application development operations at its Seoul Gasan Digital Complex to meet growing demand for specialty silicone...
September 23, 2011
PPG Industries says it will increase global capacity of precipitated silica by 18,000 tons/year due to growing global demand. The capacity expansion includes projects at PPG’s...
September 21, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials says it will expand its specialty quartz production capacity at its Geesthacht, Germany facility. The $14 million expansions will enable the company to...
August 25, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials says it is expanding silanes production capacity at Sistersville, WV and Termoli, Italy to meet growing demand, particularly in China. Capacity and...
July 25, 2011
Cabot says it will expand fumed silica production at its Barry, Wales facility by more than 25% to help meet rising global demand for silicones. The expansion, part of a three-year...
July 5, 2011

A focus on one advantaged element of the periodic table, silicon, and an expanding presence in high-growth end markets such as solar, renewables, energy, and personal care, have revitalized growth at Dow Corning.


May 31, 2011
Tokuyama (Tokyo) has decided to build a second polysilicon plant at the Samalaju Industrial Park in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. The plant will have capacity to produce 13,800...
March 9, 2011
Bluestar Silicones is consolidating two manufacturing sites, currently located at Rock Hill, SC and Ventura, CA, at a newly-acquired 147,000-sq feet facility in Charlotte, NC, the...
February 4, 2011
Full-year sales and earnings were both records for the company at $6 billion and $866 million respectively....
January 31, 2011
Wacker Chemie (Munich) reported a three-fold increase in Ebitda for the fourth quarter to €290 million ($394.6 million), according to preliminary figures just released. This...
November 30, 2010
Bluestar says the investment will enable it to meet double-digit annual demand growth for silicone fluids in the Brazilian market....
November 18, 2010
The $1.8 billion facility took four years to build and includes a siloxane plant and pyrogenic silica plant, both jointly owned by Dow Corning and Wacker....
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