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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 24, 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...
June 23, 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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May 25, 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...
February 28, 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....
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...
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