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Wacker Plans to Expand Polymer Powder Production Nanjing

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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...

Nanjing/PR China – “After the successful capacity expansion for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions in Nanjing site earlier this year, we are now ready to increase our dispersible polymer powder capacity as well,” explains Arno von der Eltz, President of Wacker Polymers. With productivity improvement and debottlenecking measures in existing facilities at Nanjing, the Munich-based chemical company intends to essentially double its current capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year.

“The market demand in China is continually growing, in particular for residential construction. The increasing trend towards construction of pre-decorated housing is also driving demand for ceramic tile adhesives, which require high-quality dispersible polymer powders. This capacity expansion will support market growth and strengthen our position as the leading manufacturer of dispersible polymer powders in China,” von der Eltz added. The site, located in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, manufactures VAE dispersions and dispersible polymer powders for the construction, coatings, and adhesives sectors, as well as for a variety of other industries.

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