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05.04.2018

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Silicone Fluids Based on Renewable Raw Materials

The international inspectorate Tüv Süd has recently certified the Wacker Group’s mass balance method for tracing renewable raw materials in silicone manufacture. The manufacturer is the first company in the world to produce silicone fluids without the use of fossil resources.

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20.03.2018

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Wacker Expands Silicone Production in India

Wacker is expanding its existing silicone production at its Amtala site near Kolkata with a new hydrosilylation plant for manufacturing functional silicone fluids. The plant has an annual capacity of over 6,000 metric tons.

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27.11.2017

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Wacker Opens Application and Test Laboratory in Turkey

Wacker Chemie has opened a technical center for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul. The technical facility serves as an application and test laboratory for polymeric binders and silicones.

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27.11.2017

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Wacker Opens Application and Test Laboratory in Turkey

Wacker Chemie has opened a technical center for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul. The technical facility serves as an application and test laboratory for polymeric binders and silicones.

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09.11.2017

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Wacker to Expand Silicone and Polymer Production in China

Wacker Chemie will expand its production capacities for silicone and polymer products in China and continue to reinforce its research and development capability in order to further strengthen its market position in the region, the Munich-based chemical company announced.

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07.11.2017

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Wacker Expands Production Plant in South Korea

Wacker Chemie is expanding its existing production plants for dispersions and dispersible polymer powders in South Korea. The Group is building a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders at its Ulsan site, which will have a total capacity of 80,000 metric tons per year.

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28.09.2017

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Wacker Builds New Dispersions and Polymer Powder Plant in South Korea

Wacker Chemie is expanding its existing production plants for polymer binders in South Korea. The Munich-based chemical company plans to build a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders at its Ulsan site.

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22.09.2017

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Root-Causes for Fire at Wacker's Plant in Charleston

The explosion at Wacker's plant in Charleston on September 7 was caused by a technical defect prompting a leak of hydrogen which subsequently caught fire, thereby severely damaging a small, but important facility of the production plant.

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15.06.2017

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Wacker Opens R&D Center for Silicones in the US

Wacker officially opened its Silicones R&D Center located in Ann Arbor, close to the company’s Adrian. The new facility is dedicated to support the Munich based chemical manufacturer’s overall business and product development in North America.

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15.06.2017

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Wacker Opens R&D Center for Silicones in the US

Wacker officially opened its Silicones R&D Center located in Ann Arbor, close to the company’s Adrian. The new facility is dedicated to support the Munich based chemical manufacturer’s overall business and product development in North America.

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01.05.2017

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Wacker Strengthens Integrated Ketene Production in Burghausen

Wacker Biosolutions, the life sciences and biotechnology division of the Wacker Group, has announced plans to expand its integrated ketene production at its Burghausen site in Germany.

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06.03.2017

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Wacker Expands Production of Silicones in Brazil

Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil.

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06.03.2017

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Wacker's expanding capacities for polymeric binders

Germany - Wacker Chemie is expanding its existing production plants for polymeric binders in Germany.

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24.02.2017

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Wacker is Expanding Capacities for Polymeric Binders

Wacker Chemie is expanding its existing production plants for polymeric binders in Germany.

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19.12.2016

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New Silica Production in the US

Construction for a 13,000 tons/year silica plant in Charleston, Tennessee, could begin in 2017. The new production lines shall supplement existing value chains at Charleston…

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04.11.2016

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Wacker to Expand its Range of Services in Asia

Wacker Chemie has opened a new food laboratory at its Technical Center in Singapore. The new laboratory enables Wacker to provide its customers in Asia with even better service as well as support for the development of novel, tailored products in the fast-growing market for food ...

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22.06.2016

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Wacker Expands Production Capacity in South Korea

Wacker is expanding its silicone elastomer production capacity in Jincheon, South Korea. The new facilities will include production plants for silicone sealants, specialty silicones and liquid silicone rubber. At the same time, existing production units in Jincheon will be transf...

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18.04.2016

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Wacker to Open New Polysilicon Site in USA

Wacker Chemie officially opened its new polysilicon production site in the US State of Tennessee. The ceremony in Charleston was attended by numerous guests from politics, business and government.

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05.04.2016

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Dr. Robert Gnann Becomes President of Wacker Silicones

As of April 1, 2016, Dr. Robert Gnann (51) has taken over as president of Wacker Silicones. He succeeds Dr. Christian Hartel, who was appointed to the Wacker Group’s Executive Board in early November 2015.

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24.03.2016

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Wacker to Strengthen its Presence in Southeast Asia

Chemicals group Wacker has inaugurated its expanded technical center in Singapore. A new laboratory has been built for developing and testing silicone elastomers for growing industries such as health care and electronics. At the same time, the labs for silicones and polymeric bin...

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18.03.2016

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Wacker's Group Sales Climb by 10 Percent

At € 5.3 billion, Wacker's sales for 2015 are some 10 percent higher than the year before. The increase mainly stemmed from higher volumes and positive exchange-rate effects.

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18.01.2016

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Wacker Sets a Conerstone

The Munich-based Wacker Group has expanded its production capacity for functional silicone fluids at its Burghausen site. With the new expansion stage, which came on stream in early January, Wacker is meeting the rising global demand for specialty fluids and silicone emulsions in...

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01.12.2015

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Wacker to Build New Pilot Reactor for Dispersions in China

Wacker Chemie is building a new pilot reactor for testing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its site in Nanjing. This will help the company to strengthen its local research and development capabilities in Greater China. Investment amounts to some €2.4 million.

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18.11.2015

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Wacker to build Pilot Reactor for VAE Dispersions in Nanjing

Wacker builds a new Pilot Reactor for Dispersions in China. Scheduled for completion in the second half of 2016, the facility should help the company to solidify its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of VAE dispersions.

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15.09.2015

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Wacker Opens New Logistics Center in China

A total of €6 million — this sum Wacker has invested in its new logistics center, located on the company’s Zhangjiagang production site in Jiangsu province. Now, the facility has come on stream.

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23.06.2015

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Wacker Produces Speciality Monomers at New Plant in Burghausen

New specialty-monomer production starts production: Wacker Chemie ramüps up its new 3,800 tons/year specialty-monomers plant at the company's Burghausen site.

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31.03.2015

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Solid Resins for China's Chewing–Gum Industry

Wacker Chemie starts up its new production plant for food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins at its Nanjing site (Jiangsu province) in China today. The plant has an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons and is certified to the highest food standards.

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10.03.2015

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Wacker Could Spin–Off Semi–Conductor Materials Branch

Wacker is currently evaluating a spin–off of its Semi–Conductors business Siltronic: According to recent Bloomberg reports, the German based chemicals company is working together with banks to evaluate the possibilities of launching Siltronics on the stock markets..

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09.03.2015

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Wacker Increases Production Capacity for Dispersions in USA

Wacker is expanding its existing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions production facilities in the United States. The Munich-based chemical company will add a new reactor with an annual capacity of 85,000 metric tons at its Calvert City site, investing an amount of ...

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20.10.2014

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Celebrating A Hundred Years in Chemicals

Wacker Chemie is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding, 100 years after Alexander Wacker had his company “Dr. Alexander Wacker Gesellschaft für elektrochemische Industrie, KG” entered in the town of Traunstein’s commercial register on October 13, 1914.

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11.08.2014

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Wacker Presents Award to Japanese Scientist

This year’s Wacker Silicone Award, which includes € 10,000 prize money, goes to Akira Sekiguchi, professor of organic chemistry at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. The chemical company appreciates Sekiguchi’s “outstanding achievement in the field of oranosilicon chemistry”. Th...

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05.08.2014

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Wacker Opens a New Chemicals Logistics Center

Wacker has opened recently a new logistics facility at its production site in Amtala near Kolkata. This warehouse will be operated by Wacker Metroark Chemicals (WMC), a joint venture between Wacker and Kolkata based Metroark. The new logistics center compliments WMC’s existing ne...

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06.06.2014

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Wacker Expands Production Capacity at Burghausen

Wacker Chemie is expanding its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders in Germany. The Munich-based chemical company is currently building a new spray dryer with an annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons at its Burghausen site, investing an amount of around € 20 millio...

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22.01.2014

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Wacker Expands its Technical Center in Kolkata

The Munich-based chemical group Wacker is strengthening its presence in India by opening its expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala near Kolkata.

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26.11.2013

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Wacker Plans to Expand Polymer Powder Production Nanjing

Speciality chemicals company Wacker plans to expand its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders in Nanjing, China. With a planned annual capacity of 60,000 tons, these plans could double Wacker's production for polymer powders in China...

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29.04.2013

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Wacker Starts up new Production Plant for Dispersions in China

German chemical company Wacker officially ramped up its new production plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Nanjing site (Jiangsu province, China). With the additional 60,000 metric tons from the second reactor line, the local VAE dispersion capacit...

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12.04.2013

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Wacker Expands Its Technical Center in Brazil

Wacker Chemie is strengthening its presence in South America, and has inaugurated its expanded technical center, including training center, near São Paulo, Brazil. The new regional competence center for South America combines research and development, applications technology, and...

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06.02.2013

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Wacker Opens New Dispersion Plant in South Korea

Wacker Chemie has officially launched its new production plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Ulsan site in South Korea. The additional 40,000 metric tons from the second reactor line increases the site’s VAE-dispersion capacity to a total of 90,000...

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14.12.2012

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Wacker Opens New Chinese Headquarters in Shanghai

The Munich-based chemical company Wacker wants to strengthen its position as a supplier of silicon and polymer products in the growth market China. There for Wacker has opened a new company headquarters for the Greater China region (Mainland China and Taiwan) in Shanghai with lab...

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15.10.2012

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Two Workers Killed in Accident at Wacker Polysilicon Plant in the US

Wacker has recently confirmed the death of two construction workers at a Wacker Polysilicon plant in Bradley County, Tennessee, USA. Both were reportedly hit by falling scaffolding during the night of the October 10th and were were pronounced dead at the scene by local emergency ...

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