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REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at dusk

REC Silicon raises $20 million to bridge time until U.S.-China deal

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has raised $20 million through a private placement to contain liquidity until the U.S. strike a deal in the trade talks with China.

Shares of global polysilicon production capacity

Polysilicon maker REC Silicon “more or less without customers”

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U.S.-based REC Silicon is edging closer to shutting down its polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington. The factory is currently running at 25% of its capacity.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

REC Silicon cancels plant shutdown, continues at 25% utilization

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has shelved its plan to shut down its fluidized bed reactor (FBR) polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington for two months in March and April.

Inventory levels before and after shutdown of REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington

REC Silicon plans on two-month shutdown of polysilicon plant

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon will shut down its fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake for two months in March and April if there is no solution in the current trade talks between China and the USA.

Monthly polysilicon imports into China from September 2016 through August 2017

Strong demand drives Chinese polysilicon imports to next record

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With a monthly volume of 16,141 tons, polysilicon imports into China reached another record high in August, anticipating stronger demand for PV systems.

Charleston residents protest against Wacker’s communication policy after hydrogen explosion at its polysilicon plant

Wacker: U.S. polysilicon plant shutdown will take several months

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After a hydrogen explosion has damaged its U.S. polysilicon plant, Wacker expects it will take several months until the plant is restarted. The company’s communication policy has sparked harsh criticism in the local community.