Solvay to build 85,000 tonne/year silica plant in Poland

13 February 2013 19:01  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Solvay plans to invest €75m ($101m) to build a 85,000 tonne/year highly dispersible silica plant in Wloclawek, Poland, the Belgium-based international chemicals major said on Wednesday.

Solvay expects to complete the new plant in the third quarter of 2014.

Among other products, the plant will make highly dispersible silica for the manufacture of energy-saving tyres.

Combined with a capacity expansion at Solvay’s site in Qingdao, China – expected to be completed by the end of 2013 - the two investments will increase Solvay's global highly dispersible silica production capacity by 30%, the company said.

($1 = €0.74)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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