(reuters) -- Solvay announced today its
new high purity semiconductor grade Phosphoric Acid plant in Bernburg, Germany,
is supplying this high added value etching acid to manufacturers of electronic
devices and components and the semiconductor industries.
This new high
purity acid complements Solvay's product portfolio of high purity wet chemicals
for the electronics and semiconductor industries such as hydrogen fluoride and
peroxides. The plant which uses a novel and very precise crystallization
technology has been developed by Solvay and its Dutch technology partner
"This new Phosphoric Acid plant complements a number of investments and
capacity expansions carried out by the Electronic Wet Chemicals Division over
the past two years, especially in China and the USA, in other high purity
products like Hydrogen Peroxide, Hydrofluoric Acid and Ammonium Fluoride.
With Phosphoric Acid we are adding a new critical material to our
product range whilst relying on our analytical, logistics and customer support
capabilities to improve our offering to our semiconductor customers", said Steve
Dobson, Head of Solvay's Electronic Wet Chemicals Division.