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Evonik to expand capacity for precipitated silica

4:47 PM MST | December 24, 2012

Evonik Industries says it plans to increase its production capacities for precipitated silica at the company’s Chester, PA, site by about 20,000 m.t./year. The facility, in which the company is investing an amount in the low double-digit euros range, is scheduled to become operational in 2014. The expansion at Chester underscores the company’s plans to hike its global silica capacities by about 30% over 2010 levels by 2014, Evonik says. “The market growth for precipitated silicas is primarily based on the trend to use fuel-efficient...

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