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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Total-Acquires-Interest-in-U-S-Polysilicon-Firm_27257.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-Backintegrates-to-Silicon-Metal-Production-Through-Acquisition_27239.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Adding-Silicon-Tech-Center-to-Belgium-Site_27101.html
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)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Study-Predicts-Widespread-Company-Failures-Will-Precede-Solar-Market-Boom_25255.html
February 22, 2010
The office will house sales professionals and silicone technologies experts, Dow Corning says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Opens-Warsaw-Office_24917.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Swings-to-Profit-in-Fourth-Quarter_24265.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Reworks-Bank-Loan_23157.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Acquires-Silicon-Assets_22603.html
November 3, 2009
The company will provide silicon-based materials and solutions to the region's construction, textiles, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Establishes-Mideast-Headquarters_22257.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-and-Dow-Corning-Start-Construction-of-Phase-2-of-Fumed-Silica-Complex-in-China_22219.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-Expands-Dubai-Technical-Center_20594.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-Chemie-Commissions-Silicone-Emulsions-Plant-in-China_20248.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/&hellip-As-Photovoltaic-Demand-Soars_18017.html
April 3, 2009
Silicon wafer shipments and revenue declined in 2008, says trade group Semiconductor Equipment and Materials (Semi; San Jose, CA). Shipments fell 6%, to 8,137 million sq inches, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Silicon-Wafer-Market-Shrinks_18034.html
February 4, 2009
Dow Corning, a 50-50 jv between Dow Chemical and Corning, reported consolidated adjusted net income of $174.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2008, an increase of 4% from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Profits-Rise-4-percent-on-Strong-Results-at-Hemlock_16852.html
January 28, 2009
One major chemical company is well into discussions to sell “the crown jewels” of its fine chemicals business....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Informex-The-Economy-Is-the-Hot-Topic_16716.html
November 4, 2008
Rhodia and Dow Corning say they have agreed to co-develop and commercialize novel silica and silane products principally for use in energy efficient tires. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Rhodia-and-Dow-Corning-Co-develop-Materials-for-Greener-Tires_15154.html
March 18, 2008
Bluestar Silicones (Lyon, France) is embarking on a major investment push aimed at doubling sales and positioning itself among the top players in the global silicone market, CW has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Bluestar-Silicones-Aims-to-Double-Sales_10898.html
November 20, 2007
Wacker Schott Solar, a joint venture between Wacker Chemie and Schott (Mainz, Germany), has broken ground on a project to build a silicon solar wafer plant at Jena, Germany. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Wacker-JV-Breaks-Ground-on-Silicon-Solar-Wafer-Plant_8969.html
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