Dispersions and Dispersible Polymers

Wacker's expanding capacities for polymeric binders

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Hoisting the premix tank into the production building at Wacker’s main site in Burghausen.
Hoisting the premix tank into the production building at Wacker’s main site in Burghausen. (Source: Wacker)

Germany - Wacker Chemie 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 tonnes at its Burghausen site. Some €25 m have been earmarked for the production and local-infrastructure expansion. The plant is scheduled for completion before the end of the year, the company says.

Wacker's dispersions are used to formulate low-odour and low-emission indoor paints, and can also be found in plasters, adhesives, carpet applications and technical textiles. Moreover, they are the key raw material for the production of dispersible polymer powders for construction applications. The chemical company manufactures these powders by spray drying at its Burghausen site.

“The enlargement of our dispersion production in Burghausen is part of our strategy to achieve further profitable growth through expansions at existing production plants,” said Rudolf Staudigl, president & CEO of Wacker Chemie, explaining the investment measure.

Alongside the new reactor, the Group is also investing in the expansion and modernization of local infrastructure.

This article appeared www.maschinenmarkt.international.

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