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Dow Corning and WACKER open Chinese silicone manufacturing site

Dow Corning Corporation and Wacker Chemie AG have inaugurated their US$1.8 billion, joint integrated silicone manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China.

The facility is said to be China’s largest of this kind and “is among the world’s biggest and most advanced integrated silicone production sites,” the companies say.

It includes a siloxane plant and a pyrogenic silica plant, both of which are jointly owned by Dow Corning and WACKER. The site also features finished silicone production plants which are owned and operated independently by each company.

The combined capacity for siloxane and pyrogenic silica is expected to reach approximately 210,000 metric tons per year.

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