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Shin-Etsu to Build Plants in Vietnam for Silicone-based LED Materials and Rare Earths

12:05 AM MST | January 24, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Shin-Etsu Chemical says plans to build plants for silicone-based materials for high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) packaging as well as the separation and refinement of rare earths in Vietnam. Total investment for both plants is ¥5 billion ($65 million). The investments are Shin-Etsu's first in Vietnam. Shin-Etsu says it will build a unit to produce silicone-based materials for high-brightness LED packaging at theThang Long Industrial Park in Vietnam's Hung Yen Province. The plant will manufacture and sell silicone-based encapsulating materials and...

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