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AkzoNobel Expands Trimethyl Gallium Capacity

4:19 AM MST | November 24, 2010 | Kerri Walsh

 AkzoNobel says it plans to double its capacity for trimethyl gallium at its LaPorte, TX plant to meet strong global demand for its high-purity metalorganics (HPMO) product range. Trimethyl gallium is a key raw material in the production of LEDS and solar cells. The new capacity will come onstream in February 2011. The plant's capacity was not disclosed.  The announcement follows Akzo's trimethyl gallium expansion at LaPorte in June 2010 when the company doubled capacity. "our customers' response to this expansion has been very positive, and their...

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