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HEXACHLORODISILANE (HCDS) Production Leads to ProChem, Inc. Spinoff Nova-Kem, LLC.

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS / March 12, 2012

Success in Hexachlorodisilane (HCDS) production leads to ProChem, Inc. spinoff. 

Technology breakthroughs enable the smart “chips” that appear in our phones, cameras, flash drives, iPads and iPods to be made smaller and with greater speed and increased memory. One recent breakthrough comes in the form of the latest precursor for the semiconductor industry - Hexachlorodisilane (HCDS). HCDS allows low temperature deposition of thin film layers on to the silicon wafers that the “chips” are formed from without damaging the other functional layers on the wafer. 

Illinois based ProChem, Inc. engineered a patent-pending process to take HCDS into commercial production in 2010 making it a world leader in the production and purification of UHP Grade (Ultra High Purity) HCDS and EG Grade (Electronic Grade) HCDS.

Acting on the experience and success gained from this initiative, ProChem, Inc. has announced the formation of a new entity, Nova-Kem, LLC. Its focus will be in the area of precursors and high-tech material development. 

“There can be tremendous opportunity for Nova-Kem, LLC in precursor development to step in, develop and commercialize materials at a much faster pace than the larger companies, if for no other reason than Nova-Kem’s chain of command is so streamlined,” said CEO and Founder, Reno Novak. “For a company to succeed in this area, the president must have his pulse on the project so that swift decisions can be made to react to market requirements", Novak goes on to say.

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About ProChem, Inc.

ProChem, Inc., founded in 1986, is a supplier of specialty high-purity, inorganic chemicals that are produced and purified to meet client specifications. In 2004, they acquired a 40,000 square foot facility in Seward, Illinois that currently acts as the production facility for HCDS and will become the site of Nova-Kem, LLC.

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