Evonik starts up new monosilane plant in Japan

Evonik starts up new monosilane plant in Japan

3:54 PM, 3rd June 2011
Evonik starts up new monosilane plant in Japan
Dr Klaus Engel, Chairman, Executive Board, Evonik.

  • Investment in the future-oriented solar energy and electronics markets
  • Integrated production facility for monosilane and AEROSIL® taken into service in Yokkaichi
  • Evonik is a major producer of monosilane



ESSEN, GERMANY: Evonik Industries and its partner Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) officially started the new integrated production facility for monosilane and AEROSIL in Yokkaichi, 400 kilometre south of Tokyo (Japan). Evonik has thus realized a future-oriented project to serve the growing photovoltaic and electronic markets. The project volume was around € 150 million and the facility was the company’s largest single project in 2010. Evonik has a long-term agreement to supply monosilane to TNSC.  


“This substantial investment in Japan expands our significant market and technology position in the future-oriented solar energy market. It also makes a further important contribution to the global resource efficiency megatrend,” said Dr Klaus Engel, Chairman, Executive Board, Evonik at the opening ceremony.


Evonik said that the monosilane produced in Yokkaichi will enable them to tap the  high growth market of applications for thin-layer photovoltaics, flat-screen displays, and semiconductors, especially in Asia. The new plant in Yokkaichi will serve the Asian market with electronic-grade monosilane.

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