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Evonik forms jv to produce fumed silica and silicon tetrachloride in China

2:38 AM MDT | July 14, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries and Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings (GCL-Poly), have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture for the production of fumed silica and ultra-pure silicon tetrachloride in China, Evonik announced today. Evonik will hold a 60% share in the joint venture. The plants, which will have a capacity of more than 20,000 m.t./year, will be built at Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China and are scheduled to start-up in 2016. The project has yet to be approved by the...

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