MOSCOW (MRC) -- Wacker Chemicals (South Asia) Pte. Ltd., a regional sales subsidiary of Munich-based chemicals group Wacker Chemie AG, has recently inaugurated its expanded technical centre in Singapore, said the producer on its site.
As part of the expansion, lab space has more than doubled: A new laboratory for silicone elastomers has been established to serve fast-growing industries in the region, such as electronics, healthcare, automotive, and household.
Additionally, the labs for construction silicones and dispersible powders, which are used in dry-mix mortars for construction applications, have been enlarged.
Spanning an area of more than 1,500 m2, the regional competence centre now houses under a single roof both customer development, applications technology, and a training facility for silicones and polymers applications.
As MRC wrote previously, in March 2016, Wacker Chemie said that it was establishing a new subsidiary in Bogota and opening a new technical center for construction applications. The technical facility serves as a development and testing laboratory for dispersible polymer powders, which are used as binders in the regional building industry.
Earlier, in October 2015, Wacker started operating its new logistics center in China. The facility is located on WACKER’s Zhangjiagang production site in Jiangsu province. Used as a distribution center for downstream silicone products manufactured on site, the new facility enables the company to supply its customers in the region even faster and with even greater flexibility. A total of EUR6 million has been invested in this new logistics center.
And in last October, Wacker expanded the service portfolio at its technical center in Mexico City, Mexico. The local facility now comprises state-of-the-art applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersions needed as binders for architectural coatings and adhesives.
Wacker Chemie AG is a worldwide operating company in the chemical business, founded 1914. The company is controlled by the Wacker-family holding more than 50 percent of the shares. The corporation is operating more than 25 production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The product range includes silicone rubbers, polymer products like ethylene vinyl acetate redispersible polymer powder, chemical materials, polysilicon and wafers for semiconductor industry.