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WACKER opens new production site in S. Korea
Wacker Chemie AG has opened a new production site for silicone elastomers in South Korea. The plant is located around 100 km southeast of Seoul at Jincheon, where the Group has already been producing silicone sealants since 2010 and speciality silicones for the electronics industry since 2012. In moving to the new site, WACKER is significantly expanding its production and therefore its position as a leading silicone manufacturer in the region. Some €15 million have been invested in the new production site.
Wacker opens a new plant in India
Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt Ltd is expanding its existing silicone production at its Amtala site near Kolkata with a new hydrosilylation plant for manufacturing functional silicone fluids. The plant with an annual capacity of over 6,000 metric tons was officially opened today at a ceremony in Amtala.
Wacker to raise prices for dispersible powders
WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices for dispersible polymer powders of the VINNAPAS®, VINNACEL® and ETONIS® brand. Effective November 1, 2017, prices will be increased by 7 per cent, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the continued increase in costs.
WACKER celebrates 40 years in Brazil
WACKER is currently expanding its existing silicone operations by building a multifunctional facility for manufacturing antifoam agents and functional silicone fluids.
Wacker expands production capacity at Burghausen
Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing production plants for polymeric binders in Germany. The Munich-based chemical group is currently building another dispersion reactor with an annual capacity of 60,000 metric tonne at its Burghausen site. Some €25 million have been earmarked for production and local-infrastructure expansion.
Wacker to expand silica specialties plant
Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its hydrophobic silica specialties plant located in Burghausen, Germany to increase the production capacities for HDK pyrogenic silica. It will spend close to €1.4 million to increase the capacity of the plant by over 40 per cent. The project, which will begin early next year, is expected to be completed by Q3 2017.
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