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Dow Electronic Materials to Construct TMG Plant in Korea for LED Market

Provider of precursors, Dow Electronic Materials has announced a plan to construct a new metalorganic precursor manufacturing plant in Korea, for the LED industry. The erection of the facility is part of a multi-phase proposal to ramp up the production capacity of TrimethylGallium (TMG) to meet the material demand for LED and electronics market.

The operation of the manufacturing plant is scheduled to commence in early 2011. In addition, the capacity increase at the current facilities in the US is moving ahead as planned. The multi-phase plan would result in a total additional capacity of 60 metric tons annually.

The metalorganic precursor facility will be constructed in Cheonan, Korea. Currently, Dow Electronic Materials produces metalorganic precursors and TMG in North Andover, Massachusetts. The company performs the packaging in Taiwan, as well as in North Andover. In addition, Dow Electronic Materials has patented precursor delivery technology and manufacturing processes.

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