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Solvay Plans Casa Grande, Arizona, Electronic Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Plant

08/01/2022
To supply the growing U.S. semiconductor manufacturing market, Solvay plans to establish operations to produce electronic grade hydrogen peroxide (eH2O2) in Casa Grande, Arizona. The $3 million project is expected to create 30 jobs.

Solvay purchased 25 acres of greenfield land within the Central Arizona Commerce Park. Construction of the first production line is scheduled to begin in 2023 with future expansions to be built as needed to support customer demand. The new facility will convert hydrogen peroxide into an ultra-high purity grade to clean silicon wafers that are needed to manufacture semiconductors, essential components of electronic devices.

“We are excited to proceed with this project to supply the U.S. semiconductor market, including new manufacturing being built in the Phoenix area, using safe, clean and reliable technology,” said Ziad Haddad, North America Business Director. “We appreciate the support we have received from the City of Casa Grande, Pinal County, and the Arizona Commerce Authority, and look forward to continuing to work with them to create high-quality, local jobs, to give back to the community and to create sustainable shared value for our customers, our shareholders and our employees.”

The facility will be fully powered using renewable electricity, in line with the company’s Solvay One Planet sustainability roadmap. Production equipment will be housed within an enclosed climate-controlled building using safe and proven technology already in use at other Solvay locations worldwide, including its site near Houston, Texas.

“Solvay’s sustainable chemical manufacturing facility is a valued addition to Arizona’s semiconductor industry,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “The new facility will manufacture critical components for chip production while bolstering Arizona’s semiconductor supply chain even further. We’re grateful for Solvay’s commitment to Arizona and look forward to supporting their future success in Casa Grande.”

In addition to being the leading global producer and supplier of hydrogen peroxide solutions, Solvay is also a technology leader in the production and distribution of eH2O2. With a strong H2O2 presence in the area, the company's materials provide the highest quality product for the latest semiconductor fabrication needs.

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