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Wacker ends short-time work at Burghausen site

7:11 AM MST | February 15, 2013 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Wacker Chemie says it ended the short-time working introduced at the company’s Burghausen, Germany, polysilicon manufacturing facilities in early October 2012. Wacker took the decision because of growing demand from its solar-sector customers. The company is also ramping up its plant operating rates, which are currently at two-thirds of full capacity, to serve the growing demand. Wacker sold more polysilicon than expected in January and current plant utilization is insufficient to meet this level of demand, says Ewald Schindlbeck, president of the Wacker...

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