Explosion at Lanhua Silicone Company in China Could Affect Roofing Material Supply

August 14th, 2020

Explosion at Lanhua Silicone Company in China Could Affect Roofing Material Supply

by Gabe Goepfert

Commercial Roofing

The factory of the Lanhua Silicone Company in China, one of the primary producers of raw materials for silicone, suffered an explosion on August 4th. What's critical about this incident is the plant produces nearly 80% of the silanes used in the production of oxime silicone for commercial roofing. This could result in significant material shortages for roofers around the globe.

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