AkzoNobel to Double the Production Capacity of TMG

Nov 25, 2010 AkzoNobel, the Dutch producer of specialty chemicals, will begin mass production of Trimethyl Gallium (TMG), a key LED precursor material to satisfy the global demand for its High Purity MetalOrganics product range.

During this past June 2010, it has successfully doubled its production capacity for TMG at its world-scale production facilities in LaPorte, Texas, USA.
In a bid to continue to meet the growing demand from especially the LED industry, it has decided to advance its plans for expansion of TMG capacity, again doubling the production capacity. And the increased volumes will become available as of February 2011.

The HPMO business, part of AkzoNobel’s Functional Chemicals business unit, specializes in semiconductor grade Indium-, Gallium-, Aluminum-, Zinc- and Magnesium-based metalorganics which are used as key precursor materials in the production of LEDs and solar cells.

www.akzonobel.com


Author:  BIO T&T

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