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Tokuyama to Expand Polysilicon Capacity in Japan

12:25 AM MDT | May 12, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has decided to expand its production capacity for polysilicon by adding a new plant and implementing debottlenecking steps in the company’s Tokuyama Factory at Shunan, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. Tokuyama will invest about ¥11 billion ($136 million) in the expansion project. Construction will begin in November 2011 and it is expected to be completed by spring 2013. When construction is completed, the polysilicon capacity of the Shunan facility will increase by 1,800 m.t./year to 11,000 m.t./year. “Although there is fear...

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