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Wacker Eyes Big Polysilicon Expansion, Raw Materials Hike

3:02 PM MDT | March 28, 2011 | —NATASHA ALPEROWICZ

Wacker Chemie, the second-largest producer of polysilicon, has the potential to more than double capacity to meet demand growth, particularly from the solar industry, Rudolf Staudigl, Wacker president and CEO, says. Staudigl, speaking exclusively to CW recently, said that the company could increase capacity to 150,000 m.t./year. This would mean adding 83,000 m.t./year of polysilicon capacity on top of a recently announced debottlenecking, which will increase Wacker’s total capacity to 67,000 m.t./year by the end of 2014. Staudgil: €1 billion of...

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