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Solvay commissions highly dispersible silica expansion in France

8:24 AM MST | November 8, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay today inaugurated a highly dispersible silica capacity expansion and a modernized R&D facility at Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France. The investment follows a similar expansion last year in the United States and the start-up in 2010 of a new plant in China. The three facilities involved a combined investment of €74 million ($94.3 million).    "Our worldwide highly dispersible silica production capacity now exceeds 400,000 tons," says Tom Benner, president/silica at Solvay. "Demand for highly dispersible silica is pulled by a...

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