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Wacker ends short-time working at Burghausen as polysilicon demand improves

10:47 AM MST | February 11, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Wacker Chemie had ended the short-time working introduced at its Burghausen, Germany, polysilicon manufacturing facilities in early October 2012, the company announced today. Wacker took this decision amid growing demand from its solar-sector customers. The company is also ramping up its capacities, which are currently at two-thirds of full utilization, to serve the growing demand.   “We sold more polysilicon than expected in January,” says Ewald Schindlbeck, president of Wacker Polysilicon. “Our order intake has increased so...

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