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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....
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...
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...
August 11, 2010
Dow Corning has agreed to buy a 49% interest in Timminco Ltd.'s (Toronto)  Bécancour, PQ silicon metal manufacturing facility for $39.7 million....
July 2, 2010
Wacker Chemie has completed a previously announced acquisition of a silicon metal production site at Holla, Norway from the Fesil Group (Trondheim, Norway) for €65 million. The...
June 30, 2010
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will establish a new silicones company dubbed Shin-Etsu Silicone Nantong at Nantong, China and that it will invest about ¥8.5 billion ($96 million) to...
June 7, 2010
Total says it has acquired a 25.4% interest in polysilicon production technology startup AE Polysilicon (AEP; Fairless Hills, PA) for an undisclosed sum. AEP has developed a...
June 7, 2010
Wacker Chemie has agreed to buy Fesil Group's (Trondheim, Norway) Holla silicon metal production site in Norway for about €65 million ($81.6 million). Through this acquisition...
June 1, 2010
The company says it is planning to add two facilities, one to develop solutions for construction, personal care, coatings, plastics and composites, healthcare, and electronics and the other to advance the company's silicon-based technologies for use in photovoltaic cells....
March 9, 2010
The volume of solar installations will grow at a 23% annual rate from 2010 to 2015, but revenue will grow by just 14%, as prices fall due to remaining overcapacity, says market research firm Lux Research (New York)....
February 22, 2010
The office will house sales professionals and silicone technologies experts, Dow Corning says....
January 22, 2010
Momentive Performance Materials reported preliminary operating income of $50 million-$60 million in fourth-quarter 2009, compared with a loss of $933.2 million in the year-ago period...
December 1, 2009
Momentive announced during the past week that it is commencing a $500-million private debt offering intended to fund partial repayment of its senior secured credit facility. Provided...
November 5, 2009
Dow Corning says it has acquired the Brazilian operations of Globe Specialty Metals (GSM; New York), including two chemical-grade silicon manufacturing assets, for $175 million, and also acquired a 49% interest in GSM's silicon metal manufacturing operation at Alloy, WV for an undisclosed sum....
November 3, 2009
The company will provide silicon-based materials and solutions to the region's construction, textiles, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries....
October 21, 2009
Wacker Chemie and Dow Corning, joint venture partners in a siloxanes and fumed silica project at Zhangjiagang, China, have held a ground breaking ceremony for phase two of their fumed...
September 17, 2009
Wacker Chemie says it has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical center and offices at Dubai. The technical center and new offices are located at the Dubai Silicon...
July 20, 2009
Wacker Dymatic Silicones, a joint venture between Wacker Chemie and Dymatic Chemicals (Shunde, China) has commissioned a silicone emulsions plant at Shunde, Guangdong Province, China...
April 3, 2009
Wacker Chemie is making the most of very high growth in demand for silicon wafers from the photovoltaic (PV) industry with plans to expand its business faster than the market, says...
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