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

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

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

July 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X