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Wacker and Dow Corning Start Construction of Phase 2 of Fumed Silica Complex in China

4:00 AM MDT | October 21, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

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 silica complex. Wacker Fumed Silica (Zhangjiagang, China) a 51-49 joint venture between Wacker and Dow Corning, is expected to add about 10,000 m.t./year of fumed silica capacity by the end of next year, sources say. Investment cost has been put at "mid double-digit million euro." The project will bring the total fumed silica capacity at the site to about 26,000 m.t./year...

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