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SGL Invests in Graphite Expansion to Meet Demand from Solar, LED and Semiconductor Industries

4:08 AM MDT | August 19, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

SGL Group (Wiesbaden) will increase its global isostatic graphite capacity from 5,000 m.t./year to 15,000 m.t./year at a cost of about €75 million ($95.6 million), across the value chain. Isostatic graphite is used predominatnly in the produciton of silicon for solar energy and semiconductor wafers as well as light emitting diodes (LEDs). SGL, as part of that expansion, spanning three years, will build a large isostatic graphite press at its Bonn, Germany site. The company makes its high purity, fine grain, isostatic graphite at Bonn and at Yangquan, Shanxi...

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