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Wacker’s Polysilicon Business Grows Despite Challenges...

March 26, 2012 | —Natasha Alperowicz in Munich

Staudigl: Changing polysilicon environment. Wacker Chemie intends to boost its production capacity for polysilicon, which remains the driving force in the company’s growth strategy despite some challenges in the fourth quarter of last year. Rudolf Staudigl, president and CEO, in an exclusive interview with CW on the sidelines of the company’s recent press briefing in Munich, said that Wacker has the potential to more than double polysilicon capacity to 150,000 m.t./year. Wacker reported a 3% rise in full-year 2011 sales, to €4.91 billion ($6.44...

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