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PPG Expands Silica Production at Louisiana Facility

4:01 PM MDT | September 12, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

PPG says it is increasing  precipitated silica production capacity at its Lake Charles, LA site by over 22,000 tons/year. The company says it is increasing capacity due to higher demand and the project is expected to be online by early 2014. Capital costs were not disclosed. “Last September, we announced an increase in our global precipitated silica production capacity of more than 18,000 tons per year through phased expansion projects at our Lake Charles, La., and Delfzijl, Netherlands, manufacturing locations. Our plan is on-schedule and these...

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