BANGKOK, Thailand (Feb. 7)—General Electric Co. and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. of Japan have agreed to build a $250 million facility for silicones in Map Ta Phut, near Bangkok. The plant will produce silane monomers and siloxanes, essential materials used to produce silicone end products. When it goes on line in 2003, the factory will be the largest silicone-producing facility in Asia, rated at 70,000 metric tons of siloxane, GE said. Asia Silicones Monomer Ltd., as the venture is called, is owned 50 percent by GE Toshiba Silicones, a business partnership of GE and Toshiba Corp., and 50 percent by Shin-Etsu.
GE, Shin-Etsu to build silicone factory in Thailand
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