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AGC to increase fluorochemcial production capacity

| By Mary Bailey

AGC Inc. (Tokyo) has decided to increase its production capacity for fluorochemical products in order to respond to the strong demand for semiconductor-related applications. The expansion will take place at AGC’s Chiba Plant (Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan), with operations scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2025 and an investment of approximately 35 billion yen.

Since fluorochemical products have excellent heat, weather, and chemical resistance, they are used in a wide range of industries, including semiconductors, aircraft, automobiles. AGC Group’s products have been used in such leading-edge fields as high-speed communication equipment, fuel cell vehicles, and hydrogen energy, where advanced characteristics and reliability are required. Because of this, sales of AGC Group’s fluorochemical products have been steadily increasing in recent years, and in 2021, the company expanded its production capacity at its Kashima plant and Chiba plant