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January 22, 2010Momentive 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, 2009Momentive 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, 2009Dow 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, 2009The company will provide silicon-based materials and solutions to the region's construction, textiles, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries....
October 21, 2009Wacker 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, 2009Wacker 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, 2009Wacker 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, 2009Wacker 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...
April 3, 2009Silicon 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...
February 4, 2009Dow 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...
January 28, 2009One major chemical company is well into discussions to sell “the crown jewels” of its fine chemicals business....
November 4, 2008Rhodia 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...
March 18, 2008Bluestar 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...
November 20, 2007Wacker 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...
October 1, 2007The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, total emissions by 75%, and lower the site's consumption of natural gas by 400 billion Btu/year....
September 10, 2007
Private equity firm will pay $600 Million for 20% stake in leading Chinese specialty chemical maker....
September 7, 2007Fluor says it has been awarded a $1-billion contract to provide front-end engineering and design, as well as engineering, procurement and construction management for LDK Solar's (Xinyu...
July 26, 2007Wacker-Chemie says it will expand capacity for its Silmix silicone rubber compounds. The expansion involves building a finishing plant at Plzeň, Czech Republic. The company says the...
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