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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Net-Income-Rises-3-percent-on-Long-Term-Sales-Contracts_41007.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Shin-Etsu-to-Build-Plants-in-Vietnam-for-Silicone-based-LED-Materials-and-Rare-Earths_40709.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Completes-New-R-and-D-Facility-in-Belgium_40517.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Distributor-IMCD-Acquires-in-India_39724.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/LDK-Plans-to-Triple-Polysilicon-by-2013_38752.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Performance-Materials-Adds-Specialty-Silicones-Lab-in-Korea_38557.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/PPG-to-Increase-Global-Silica-Capacity_37755.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Announces-Additional-Quartz-Expansion_37730.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Announces-Silanes-Expansions_37100.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Cabot-to-Boost-Fumed-Silica-Capacity-at-Barry_36393.html
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.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning_35726.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Tokuyama-to-Build-a-Second-Polysilicon-Plant-in-Malaysia_35051.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Bluestar-Silicones-Consolidates-Manufacturing-Facilities_33123.html
February 4, 2011
Full-year sales and earnings were both records for the company at $6 billion and $866 million respectively....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Income-Drops-13-percent_32640.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-Chemie-Reports-Record-Results-Achieves-50-percent-Margin-in-Polysilicon_32539.html
November 30, 2010
Bluestar says the investment will enable it to meet double-digit annual demand growth for silicone fluids in the Brazilian market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Bluestar-Silicones-Adds-Capacity-in-Brazil_31304.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Wacker-Open-China-Silicone-Site_31008.html
October 25, 2010
The first phase of the project will be completed by year-end, the company says. Capacity and financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-to-Add-Silicone-Rubber-Capacity_30417.html
October 20, 2010
Wacker Chemie today inaugurated its silicone polymer plant at Zhangjiagang, China. The plant also makes downstream silicone products, including fluids. It forms part of Wacker's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-Commissions-Silicone-Polymers-and-Fluids-Plant-in-China_30331.html
September 13, 2010
Dow Corning says it will invest $45 million (€35.5 million) in a new distribution center for silicon-based products at Feluy, Belgium to serve customers in Europe and the Mideast...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Builds-Distribution-Center-in-Belgium-to-Serve-Europe-and-the-Mideast_29435.html
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