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1:44 PM MDT | April 4, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz

Wacker-Chemie says it will continue to invest 16% of its sales, to achieve its expansion goals. The company’s capital expenditure reached €525 million last year, just under 16% of its €3.34-billion sales. Wacker is raising polysilicon capacity at Burghausen, Germany from 6,500 m.t./year, to 14,500 m.t./year by the end of 2008. Wacker’s polymers business is implementing two expansion projects, one at Burghausen and the other at a new site at Nanjing, China, adding 30,000 m.t./year at each location. Wacker’s dispersible powder capacity...

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