ERJ staff report (DS)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - PPG Industries is increasing its precipitated silica production capacity at the Lake Charles, Louisiana, manufacturing location by more than 22,000 tons per year.
â€œLast September, we announced an increase in our global precipitated silica production capacity of more than 18,000 tons per year through phased expansion projects at our Lake Charles and Delfzijl, Netherlands, manufacturing locations,â€ said Kevin Braun, PPG general manager, silica products. â€œOur plan is on-schedule and these projects are already online or scheduled to be online by the end of 2012.
Braun said the silica products business and its production assets and employees are part of PPG's Optical and Specialty Materials reporting segment, and they are not included in the announced separation of PPG's commodity chemicals
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Press release from PPG