Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wacker Chemie starts up new specialty monomer plant
Wacker Chemie starts up new specialty monomer plant
09
Jun '15
New plant at Burghausen site
New plant at Burghausen site
Wacker Chemie AG has started up a new specialty monomer plant with a yearly capacity of 3,800 metric tons at its Burghausen facility in Germany.

“The specialty monomers; vinyl neodecanoate and vinyl laurate are key raw materials in the manufacture of specialty dispersible polymer powders,” Wacker Chemie said in a press release.

“The goal of the new plant is to ensure that Wacker has sufficient specialty-binder capacity available, both now and in the future, to provide its customers with a secure and long-term supply,” it added.

Wacker invested around €8 million in the new facility and has as a result, strengthened its position as the world’s biggest producer of dispersible polymer powders.

By expanding its capacities, Wacker said it is meeting global demand for its dispersible polymer powders, which is rising amid such world trends as urbanisation, renovation and energy efficiency.

The specialty monomers vinyl neodecanoate and vinyl laurate give Wacker’s dispersible polymer powders special properties, such as hydrophobicity.

Christoph Riemer, head of polymer-powder business at Wacker Polymers said, “We now have the capacity we need to secure long-term captive supply of these raw materials.”

“In addition, the facility reinforces our leading market and cost positions sustainably,” he observed by saying.

Bors Abele, head of acetyls business at Wacker Polymers too said, “We have developed and patented our own novel process for the new plant based on vinyl acetate, a raw material that we produce on site.”

“The process makes our production operations markedly more flexible and self-sufficient compared with conventional processes elsewhere,” Abele informed.

Wacker has been producing dispersible polymer powders as binders for dry-mix mortars in Burghausen, Germany, since 1957 and is a global technology and market leader in this field.

Vinnapas polymer powders find use in applications such as tile adhesives, self-leveling flooring compounds, plasters, repair mortars, external thermal insulation composite systems and sealing slurries.

Wacker Polymers is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymeric additives based on poly vinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers.

These take the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins, and solutions and are used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and nonwovens, as well as in fibre composites.

Wacker Polymers has production sites in Germany, China, South Korea and USA, as well as a global sales network and technical centres in all major regions. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: European Commission/European Union

Textiles | On 26th May 2018

EU set to negotiate FTAs with Australia & New Zealand

The European Union is all set to begin negotiations for free trade...

FPCCI prepares report on Pakistan's export issues

Textiles | On 26th May 2018

FPCCI prepares report on Pakistan's export issues

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)’s...

Courtesy: Detego

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2018

Retailers adopting IoT strategies to monitor goods: Report

Retailers are adopting popular IoT strategies to more accurately...

Interviews View All

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Cindy McNaull
Cordura

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search