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Evonik Builds Second Hexachlorodisilane Plant in Germany

7:03 AM MDT | August 18, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries has begun construction of a second hexachloro-di-silane (HCDS) production facility at its Rheinfelden, Germany site. Production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012. HCDS, a raw material containing silicon, is used by the semiconductor industry to produce memory chips with extremely high storage densities. These chips, known as “flash memory,” can be found in devices that include smart phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and USB sticks.  “By building this new production facility, we’re striving to...

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