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June 30, 1987

METTUR CHEMICALS TO BUILD INDIAN SILICON PLANT – GOVERNMENT CANCELS CONTRACT WITH DOW CORNING

By CBR Staff Writer

The Indian government has cancelled a contract with Dow Corning Corp under which its Hemlock Semiconductor Corp subsidiary would have built an $80m silicon ingot plant in Baroda, Maharashtra, on the grounds that the plant’s annual capacity would have been 220 tons where India’s requirement was for no more than 26 tons: local company Mettur Chemicals Pvte will now build a much smaller silicon plant.

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