On Oct. 21, Wacker Chemie AG and Dow Corning Corp. officially
started construction on the second phase of their pyrogenic silica plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu
The pyrogenic silica plant, together with a siloxane plant, is a key facility
of an integrated silicone manufacturing site developed by both companies at Jiangsu Yangtze River Chemical
Industrial Park in
Zhangjiagang to produce materials used extensively in industries including
construction, beauty and personal care, power, and automotives. Covering an
area of one million square meters, the site is China’s largest facility of this
kind, and it is among the world’s largest and most-advanced integrated
production complexes for silicones.
The overall nameplate capacity for both siloxane and pyrogenic
silica, including the second phase silica plant, is expected to be
approximately 210,000 metric tons per year. Investments from both partners for
the new pyrogenic silica production plant will amount to a mid-double-digit
million Euro sum.
For more information, visit www.wacker.com