PQ Announces Expansion in Indonesia


Malvern, PA

July 5, 2023 – PQ, a leading global producer of sodium silicates,
specialty silicas, and derivative products, today announced plans to expand silica
production at its existing facility in Pasuruan, Indonesia.

The expansion includes the addition of a new micronizer and will enhance the
company’s capabilities in the paints and coatings, personal care, and
pharmaceutical end markets. Once completed, the new equipment can support a
wide variety of silica products to meet customers’ needs.

“This expansion is aligned with PQ’s Customer Focus core value and our track
record of investing in our platform to best meet customers’ needs,” said Al Beninati,
Chief Executive Officer of PQ. “We’ll be able to increase our capacity in Asia and
broaden our support to customers across several end markets.”

PQ anticipates the expansion will be completed in mid-2024.

About PQ

With headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, PQ is a leading global provider of
silicates, silicas and derivative products. PQ’s products are used in a wide variety of
industrial processes and many customer products, from decorative paints to green
cement, from clean drinking water to green tires, and from toothpaste to biofuels
and beer. Supported by 1,500 employees across 30 facilities in 13 countries, PQ
serves more than 900 customers around the world.


Walter Reinfeld

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