GE Advanced materials adds capacity for NXT silanes

Wilton, Conecticut–GE Silicones has announced that it has expanded its capacity for silanes used in the production of tyres and other high-performance products. Using a proprietary process designed by GE engineers, production start-up commenced in the third quarter of 2004, and last week additional capacity was brought on-line to meet the high demand for this new technology. GE’s NXT silane is produced at a plant in Texas City, Texas. GE declined to disclose its investment in the new capacity for competitive reasons.

“Demand has been…

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