Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / WACKER opens new Technical Center in Allentown, US

WACKER opens new Technical Center in Allentown, US

23
Oct '09
Wacker Chemie AG inaugurated its new technical center in Allentown (Pennsylvania, USA). Equipped with lab facilities, the center will develop and test polymer products chiefly for applications in the construction, adhesive, engineered fabrics and architectural coating industries. Through its new addition, the Munich-based chemical company is promoting international quality standards and the exchange of expertise with regional customers and partners.

The technical center is located at WACKER POLYMERS' new US headquarters, which was also opened today. Alongside research and applications labs, the 6,200 m2 HQ building houses sales, marketing, customer-service and administrative functions. The move to Allentown is a major milestone in WACKER's integration of its two former joint ventures – Air Products Polymers and Wacker Polymer Systems – into the Group. WACKER acquired full ownership of these two companies last year.

“We've consolidated all our North American functions under one roof at our new US headquarters,” said Arno von der Eltz, president of WACKER POLYMERS. “The move will streamline coordination and enhance operational efficiency. Another key advantage is the technical center's proximity to our sales function. This will broaden cooperation between product-development and sales teams, enabling us to optimize customer support.”

Arno von der Eltz added that there were imminent plans to set up an Allentown training center, offering application-related seminars to construction customers. The Munich-based Group already operates WACKER Academy locations in Germany, Russia, China and as of November 2009 also in India. The training programs range from basic information on polymer chemistry, to formulation expertise in dry-mix mortars, to innovative applications such as exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) and self-leveling compounds. Seminars are held by WACKER experts, local construction-industry specialists and university lecturers.

Wacker Chemie AG


Must ReadView All

Pic: Photomall | Dreamstime.com

Fashion | On 2nd Dec 2021

Fashion sector to recover in 2022, supply chain main challenge: Report

The global fashion industry is set for recovery in 2022, with sales...

Pic: Albert Karimov | Dreamstime.com

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2021

Germany offers financial support to garment workers in Laos

Nearly 21,000 Lao garment workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Rajive Ranjan (left), Managing Director, Techno Design GmbH and Technocian Fashions, with Oliver Hein, COO, s.Oliver Group. Pic: PDS Multinational Fashions Limited

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2021

PDSMFL (BSE:538730) to source for s.Oliver from India, Sri Lanka

India-based PDS Multinational Fashions Limited (listed on Bombay...

Interviews View All

International apparel brands, Head honchos

International apparel brands
Head honchos

Launched first collection at onset of Covid

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Next level is to inject new features:

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Occam's razor principle and purpose-driven innovations

Shivendra Nigam,

Shivendra Nigam

Delhi-headquartered Cantabil Retail India Ltd was founded by Vijay Bansal...

Barry Goodwin,

Barry Goodwin

UK based Amba Projex Ltd designs, manufactures, and installs industrial...

Raiyan Islam,

Raiyan Islam

Founded in 1981 by Sayeeful Islam, Concorde Garments Group is a market...

Shlomzion Chen, Seevix

Shlomzion Chen
Seevix

Seevix Material Sciences Ltd, which develops and manufactures synthetic...

Hemant Bheda, Arevo

Hemant Bheda
Arevo

Arevo, based in Silicon Valley in California, develops technology to...

Johann-Philipp Dilo, Dilo Group

Johann-Philipp Dilo
Dilo Group

German company Dilo Group is one of the leading equipment suppliers of...

Asmita Marwa, Asmita Marwa Design

Asmita Marwa
Asmita Marwa Design

Indian fashion designer Asmita Marwa has been rated by Vogue as one of the ...

Abhishek Agarwal, Purple Style Labs

Abhishek Agarwal
Purple Style Labs

Late Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, is known for his...

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma, Six Yard Story

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma
Six Yard Story

Six Yard Story is a premium artisanal brand with a focus to bring handloom ...

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


December 2021

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


Advanced Search