Wacker Expands Silicone and Fumed silica

Adrian, Michigan – Wacker Chemical Corp., part of the global chemical group Wacker Chemie A.G., has planned a number of concurrent expansion projects to support regional growth and demand for silicones and HDK pyrogenic silica. The expansion projects include triple-digit million dollar investments in North America, according to a Wacker release. Wacker sites, which manufacture…

Cabot to Build Fumed Silica Plant in Kentucky

Cabot will build a new fumed silica plant in Carrollton, Kentucky. To obtain the necessary government and regulatory approvals, the construction of the project is expected to begin in late 2017 and be operational by 2020. This plant will be adjacent to the existing Dow Corning silicone monomer plant. Cabot and Dow Corning have been…