Elkem Silicones is one of the foremost fully integrated silicone manufacturers in the world.The Elkem Silicones division have nine plants: Xinghou Silicones (China), Roussillon (France), Saint-Fons (France), Caronno (Italy), Lubeck (Germany), Santa Perpetua (Spain), Joinville (Brazil), Shanghai (China) and York (USA).
Elkem Silicon Materials is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon and microsilica. Elkem has silicon plants at Bremanger, Salten and Thamshavn in Norway, and one in China, Yongdeng. The division also has a special focus on raw materials sourcing and are operating two quartz mines in Norway, Tana and Mårnes, and four quartz mines in Spain, Explotacion de Rocas Industriales y Minerals SA (Erimsa).
The foundry production is served at seven plants, at Bjølvefossen (Norway), Bremanger (Norway), Chicoutimi (Quebec, Canada), Grundartangi (Iceland), Limpio (Paraguay), Nagpur (India) and at Elkem Foundry China (EFC).
Ferrosilicon improves the characteristics of steel and is incorporated into windmills, trains, cars and most other mechanical devices. Elkem’s special alloys are added to foundry products and contribute to the customer’s increased productivity and reduced energy use.
JFE Steel (Japanese: JFEスチール) is the second largest Japanese steel manufacturer. The company was created in 2002 through the merger of the steel manufacturing business of Kawasaki Steel and NKK (Nihon Kokan). It is owned by JFE Holdings, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nitol Solar is an international, vertically integrated company originating from Russia whose main business activities are scientific development and manufacture of products used to generate solar energy. They were valued at $1bn in Jan 2008
Nitol’s current and envisaged product groups include the value chain from trichlorosilane to polycrystalline silicon and monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon wafers.
Nitol Solar production activity is based on two divisions – the Chemical Division and the Polysilicon Division. The divisions are integrated into a single value chain.
The Chemical Division manufactures chlorine, caustic soda, a number of chlorine-containing organic and inorganic products and processes gas for the production of trichlorosilane (raw material for polysilicon production).
The Polysilicon Division is focussed on the manufacture of the primary raw material for photovoltaic wafers.
SunEdison Solar Testing Facility
In 2006 MEMC announced its large-scale entry into the burgeoning solar wafer market, via longterm agreements to supply China-based Suntech Power and Taiwan-based Gintech Energy with solar-grade silicon wafers. Similar contracts followed with Germany-based Conergy in 2007, and Taiwan-based Tainergy Tech in 2008. The company cultivated short-term solar wafer customers as well. By 2007, MEMC held approximately 14% of the solar wafer market. Having returned MEMC to a foundation of profitability and having helped it enter the solar market, CEO Nabeel Gareeb resigned in November 2008. Ahmad Chatila was appointed president and CEO in February 2009.
Originally constructed in 1984, the Moses Lake manufacturing facility has grown in capacity from one silane unit and one Siemens technology production line to three silane units and home to one of the largest granular polysilicon production plants in the world.
In July 2009 MEMC and Q-Cells, which specialized in construction and operation of photovoltaic plants, formed a joint venture to build Strasskirchen Solar Park, a 50 MW photovoltaic plant in Bavaria, Germany, with MEMC supplying the solar wafers and Q-Cells converting them into solar cells. Both partners invested $100 million each, in return for a 50%-each ownership of the project. As planned, the plant was sold to an investment firm, Nordcapital, after operations started at the beginning of 2010.
In February 2011 Samsung Fine Chemicals and MEMC announced a 50/50 joint venture to build a polysilicon [u][b]production plant in Ulsan, South Korea.[[/b][/u]68] The plant was to have an initial capacity of 10,000 metric tons per annum. As of late 2014 the joint venture, called SMP, is 85% owned by SunEdison (50% by SunEdison, Inc. and 35% by SunEdison Semiconductor) and 15% by Samsung, and the plant has a capacity of 13,500 metric tons per annum. By October 2014, the plant began producing the world's first high-pressure fluidized bed reactor (HP-FBR) polysilicon, enabling sizeable reductions in the cost of solar energy.
RD Mathis Company
Manufacturer of high purity silicon. Available in 99.999 percent purity and piece sizes from 3 mm to 6 mm.
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WAFER WORLD, INC.
SILICON WAFER MANUFACTURING
1100 Technology Place, Suite 104
West Palm Beach, FL 33407// www.waferworld.com
SILICON WAFER SUPPLIER
312A NORTH MERIDIAN WAY
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA 33410
The company now produces its extensive range of silicone technologies at the York facility, including liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs), high consistency rubbers (HCRs), room-temperature vulcanized silicones (RTVs), fluids, dispersions, release coatings, specialty fluids, resins and antifoam, marketed under its Silbione®, Silcolease®, Silcolapse®, Lyndcoat®, and Bluesil™ trade names.