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Grace Doubles LUDOX® Colloidal Silica Capacity with Major European Plant Opening

Grace is a leading global specialty chem­ical company operating and/or selling with approximately 4000 employees to customers in over 60 countries its products. Grace announced the opening of its new 8200 m2 state-of-the-art, colloidal silica plant at its European flagship manufacturing and R&D center in Worms, Germany.

Located in Germany’s manufacturing heartland south of Frankfurt where the company has been operating since 1972, the new facility expands Grace’s manufacturing ­centre in Worms adding approximately 25 new high-tech manufacturing jobs bringing employment at the site to approximately 950. The company’s East Chicago, Indiana LUDOX® colloidal silica plant continues to supply Grace’s customers in the Americas. The facility in Germany doubles the worldwide production capacity of LUDOX®, Grace’s leading colloidal silica product, and significantly enhances Grace’s responsiveness to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, (EMEA) and Asia Pacific.


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