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DuPont exits trichlorosilane

As intimated in May, DuPont has sold a business making trichlorosilane (TCS), the primary raw material used in producing the ultra-pure polysilicon. This is based at Midland, Michigan, and was part of Dow before their merger. DuPont viewed it as no longer viewed as core. The price is said to be about $725 million.

Wacker starts ‘shaping the future’

Wacker Chemie has announced its initial plans for its ‘Shape the Future’ efficiency programme in anticipation of what CEO Rudolf Staudigl called “a harsher competitive environment”.
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