Construction commences at Solvay plant in South Korea

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Construction is now underway at Solvay’s highly dispersible silica (HDS) production plant in Gunsan, South Korea.

The facility will have an annual production capacity of more than 80,000 tons, and will address the growing demand in Asia for the development of energy saving tires and new HDS grades. It is expected to be operational in the next two years.

The facility in the Saemangeum Gunsan FEZ (Free Economic Zone), close to the city of Gunsan in the province of Jeollabuk-do, will, over time, replace an important part of the current capacity at Solvay’s silica site in Incheon, located in an area designated for future residential development.

“This new production platform will be dedicated to silica innovations for Asia. Together with the silica research facility, part of Solvay’s new R&I Center at the Ehwa University campus in Seoul, we are well placed to speed up innovations in close cooperation with our regional customers,” said An Nuyttens, president of Solvay’s silica global business unit.

28 April, 2015 

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