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AkzoNobel expands colloidal silica capacity in Taiwan, China, and Germany

7:08 AM MDT | July 10, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

AkzoNobel’s pulp and performance chemicals business has announced its intention to increase capacity at several of its colloidal silica production sites. The planned expansions—at facilities in Asia and Europe—should be completed in the second half of 2014. Colloidal silica is used in a wide variety of everyday products, with the company’s main markets including electronics, paper, construction, and coatings.   “As a leading world producer of colloidal silica, we have identified major growth potential for our colloidal silica...

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