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Dow Corning and Air Products enter long-term silane supply agreement
Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 29, Issue 2
Dow Corning have entered into a long-term supply agreement for electronic-grade silane, a material used for manufacturing of flat panel displays, semiconductors and photovoltaic cells.
This provides Air Products access to significant silane volume to meet the present and future needs of its global customers as well as the future growth of the electronics and solar industry.
Dow Corning has been producing electronic-grade silane since March 2011 in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art, fully vertically integrated plant in Thomas Township, Michigan, USA, adjacent to the polysilicon manufacturing plant of Hemlock Semiconductor Group, of which Dow Corning is majority shareholder. Dow Corning’s silane plant, recently ISO 9001:2000 certified with zero non-conformities and zero opportunities for improvement, has a world-leading capacity of 4,000 metric tons per year, producing silane at the same or even higher level of purity currently offered in the market.