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Air Liquide JV to Build Silane Plant in Japan

11:52 AM MDT | March 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Air Liquide and the Denka Group (Tokyo) say they plan to construct a new silane production unit in Japan to meet growing regional demand. The unit, due onstream in 2010, will increase Air Liquide’s total silane capacity from 500 m.t./year, to 2,000 m.t./year, the company says. This follows a $41-million investment made last year by Denal, an Air Liquide and Denka Omi, Japan-based jv, to expand capacity for ultra-pure monosilane, to more than 500 m.t./year. Silane is a high-purity gas used in the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, and...

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