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AkzoNobel Hikes Capacity at Texas Facility, to Meet LED Demand

3:27 AM MDT | September 27, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

AkzoNobel says it is investing to increase production capacity at its Battleground, TX, facility to meet growing demand from producers of light-emitting diodes (LED), to supply the semiconductor industry. The investment includes an extension of the site's trimethylaluminum (TMA) unit, and the construction of a new trimethylgallium (TMG) plant. The investment will make AkzoNobel's Battleground facility the largest of its type, the company says. TMAL is a precursor for TMG, a high-purity metal organic used in products such as LED wafer manufacturing, the...

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