Wacker Chemie AG has begun producing hyperpure polycrystalline silicon at its Nünchritz site, the Munich-based Group announced today.
First deposition reactors at the new production complex have already ramped up production of high-quality polysilicon for sale. The full nominal capacity of some 15,000 metric tons annually is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2012. The start of production is three months earlier than WACKER’s very ambitious original timetable. All in all, WACKER has invested about €900 million in these new production facilities — creating more than 500 new jobs as a result.