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WACKER invests in new production line for silicone

Nov 11, 2020
WACKER invests in new production line for silicone

WACKER is to begin construction on a new production line for silane-terminated polymers at its site in Nünchritz, Germany, this year. Such hybrid polymers are used as binders for formulating high-quality adhesives and sealants, liquid waterproofing systems, and environmentally friendly wood flooring adhesives, among other applications.

The investment budgeted for the construction project is in the mid-double-digit million range. The production line will go onstream in 2022. WACKER intends to significantly expand its production capacities for hybrid polymers and to further strengthen its focus on specialty chemical products with this investment.

For over fifteen years, WACKER has manufactured silane-terminated polymers at its production site in Burghausen, Germany. Since then, the hybrid-polymer business has experienced robust growth, the company now ranking the second largest manufacturer of silane terminated binders for adhesives and sealants. “Given the obvious rise in demand for such products, expanding our production capacity for hybrid polymers was a logical decision,” says Executive Board member Auguste Willems.