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WR Grace Opens New Silica Plant

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Specialty silica company W.R. Grace & Co. announced earlier this week that it has opened a new colloidal silica plant at its manufacturing and research and development center in Worms, Germany.

The 88,000-square-foot facility doubles the production capacity of Grace’s leading colloidal silica product, according to the company, and “significantly enhances” the company’s response to customers in the EMEA.

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Specialty silica company W.R. Grace &n Co. announced earlier this week that it has opened a new colloidal silica plant at its manufacturing and research and development center in Worms, Germany.

Located south of Frankfurt, where the company has been operating since 1972, the new facility adds approximately 25 new high-tech manufacturing jobs bringing employment at the site to approximately 950.

The company’s East Chicago, Indiana, colloidal silica plant continues to supply Grace’s customers in the Americas.

“Our advanced new plant enables us to better support our customers and partners and allows us to remain aligned with customer demand. This expansion, combined with our existing manufacturing facilities, talented and experienced employees, and best-in-class technologies, are evidence of exciting growth at Grace and our dedication to our Ludox colloidal silica customers worldwide,” said Sandra Wisniewski, President, Grace Materials Technologies.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; Silica; Z-Continents

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