Wacker/Dow Corning: Silicone Manufacturing Site in China
After four years of construction, Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, Germany, and Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI, USA, officially inaugurated their joint integrated silicone manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. The facility will serve fast-growing demand for silicone materials in China and Asia. The combined USD 1.8 billion investment, covering 1 million square meters, is China’s largest facility of this kind and is among the world’s biggest and most advanced integrated silicone production sites. The integrated site includes a siloxane plant and a pyrogenic silica plant, both of which are jointly owned by Wacker and Dow Corning. The site also features finished silicone production plants which are owned and operated independently by each company.
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