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KPCT Advanced Chemicals Plans Casa Grande, Arizona, Sulphuric Acid Plant

KPCT Advanced Chemicals, a joint venture between Kanto Group, a leading semiconductor chemical supplier based in Taiwan, and Chemtrade Logistics Inc. the leading North American producer of electronic grade sulfuric acid, plans to build an electronic grade sulphuric acid manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The up to $250 million project is expected to create 65 jobs.

The facility, scheduled to be operational by 2025, will produce chemicals critical to semiconductor manufacturing and have a total annual capacity of 100,000 metric tons of electronic grade acid.

“Kanto Group is pleased to partner with Chemtrade and to leverage both parties’ strengths to bring new high-quality sulphuric acid capacity to serve the growing North American electronic chemicals market,” said Jerry Lu, KPPC Advanced Chemicals Inc. CEO.

The site, which will occupy 10 acres, will be the first greenfield construction of an electronic grade sulfuric acid plant in North America and is expected to provide superior reliability and consistent quality while minimizing emissions.

“We’re excited to welcome another globally-recognized manufacturing operation to Arizona’s robust semiconductor supply chain,” noted Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “Arizona continues to attract the world’s leading semiconductor companies. We thank CEO Lu and the entire team at Kanto and look forward to supporting their success in Arizona for many years to come.”

Chemtrade operates a diversified business providing industrial chemicals and services to customers around the world. The company is one of North America’s largest suppliers of sulphuric acid, spent acid processing services, inorganic coagulants for water treatment, sodium chlorate, sodium nitrite, sodium hydrosulphite and phosphorus pentasulphide.

“This joint venture, bringing KPCT Advanced Chemicals to Greater Phoenix, is critical to the market and will strengthen our semiconductor ecosystem by bolstering the local supply chain while allowing uninterrupted service to a burgeoning hub of semiconductor suppliers and fabs in the region,” noted Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited to see another semiconductor supplier investing in Casa Grande and look forward to partnering in their continued growth and success.”

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