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WACKER Prepares to Expand Its Silicon Metal Production in Norway


Wacker Chemie AG is preparing to expand its production capacity for silicon metal at Holla, Norway. The Munich-based chemical company has already started a feasibility study to this effect. The construction of a new furnace is planned, which will increase capacity in Holla by around 50 percent of ...


WACKER Starts Up New Silicon-Metal Production Facility in Norway


Wacker Chemie AG’s new silicon-metal production plant officially went on stream at the Holla site in Norway, following two and a half years of construction. The new furnace is one of the largest of its kind in the world and increases the Holla site’s total capacity by more than 40 percent. The ...


WACKER Expands Silicon-Metal Capacity at Norwegian Production Site


Wacker Chemie AG is expanding the capacity of its silicon-metal site at Holla in Norway. The Munich-based chemical group is constructing an additional plant there, with world-scale annual capacity. Capital expenditures of around €85 million are budgeted for the capacity increase and for expanding ...


Wacker Finalizes Acquisition of Silicon-Metal Production Site in Norway


Wacker Chemie AG has successfully concluded its acquisition of the silicon-metal production site in Holla from FESIL Group (Norway). The transaction announced early last month has now been cleared by the relevant antitrust authorities and approved by Wacker’s and FESIL’s supervisory bodies. Under ...


Wacker acquires silicon-metal production site in Norway


Wacker Chemie AG is acquiring the Norwegian FESIL Group´s silicon-metal production site in Holla (near Trondheim). The two companies signed a purchase agreement to this effect on Friday night, June 4, 2010. The transaction still requires approval of Wacker´s supervisory board and FESIL´s board of ...


Dow Corning acquires U.S. and Brazilian silicon metal manufacturing assets from Globe Speciality Metals


Dow Corning Corporation has acquired two chemical grade silicon manufacturing assets from Globe Specialty Metals, in an acquisition valued at approximately $175 million (USD). Dow Corning purchased 100 percent of Globe Metais Indústria e Comércio S.A., a silicon metal manufacturer in Pará, ...


WACKER SILICONES raises prices for silicone release coatings


WACKER will implement a price increase of 3 to 5 percent on its DEHESIVE® release coatings effective September 1, 2005. This will enable WACKER SILICONES to continue offering excellent product quality in combination with dedicated technical service, reliable supply, and innovative technical ...


Dow Corning to purchase U.S. Silicon metal producer


Dow Corning Corp. today announced it has acquired Simcala, Inc., one of the largest producers of silicon metal in the U.S., located in Mount. Meigs, Alabama. While terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Simcala will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Corning. Simcala employs ...


AstroPower Announces Industry Milestone With Successful Test of Solar-Grade Silicon

Commercial-Quality Solar Cell Marks Initial Results Of Company's Technical Cooperation with Elkem


NEWARK, Del., June 12, 2002. AstroPower, Inc. announced today initial success of its joint development program with Elkem aimed at establishing a proprietary purification process for solar-grade silicon, the raw material used to manufacture solar cells. Using an improved material supply ...


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