PARSIPPANY, N.J. - In May 2005, Degussa Corp. began operating a new plant for the manufacture of AEROSIL® fumed silica dispersions, which are known under the AERODISP® trademark. The plant is part of Degussa's production site in Mobile, Ala., and more than doubles its global production capacity for AERODISP products. With the latest dispersing technologies, Degussa now has the capability to produce a broad portfolio of AEROSIL fumed silica dispersions within NAFTA, a key market for these products.

The new dispersion plant will initially focus on waterborne dispersions of fumed silica, which are part of the comprehensive lineup of AERODISP dispersions. Additional products include dispersions of fumed alumina, fumed titanium dioxide and fumed mixed oxide.