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Evonik Industries Starts Up Monosilane Plant in Japan

3:00 AM MDT | June 3, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries says it has started up its new integrated Aerosil monosilane prodcution facility at Yokkaichi, Japan. The complex, costing some €150 million ($216.9 million), will supply the photovoltaic and electronics industries. Evonik has a long-term agreement to supply monosilane to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC). Monosilane is used in the production of thin film solar cells, flat-screen displays and semiconductors. TNSC is one of the leading global distributors of industrial and specialty gases, including silanes, supplying key...

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