;
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wacker to expand silicone production in Brazil
Wacker to expand silicone production in Brazil
03
Mar '17
Wacker Chemie AG, the Munich-based technology leader in the chemical industry, has announced that it is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil. The multi-purpose facility for antifoam compounds and functional silicone fluids will help the company to solidify its position as a leading supplier of high-quality silicones.

The expansion is Wacker’s response to growing regional demand for specialty silicones needed in the textile, paper, household and personal care, and cosmetics industry. Investments for the expansion will total around €7 million. While the reactor for silicone fluids is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2017, the plant for antifoam compounds is expected to come on stream by the end of the year. In Jandira, Wacker already manufactures silicone products for the construction, textile and pulp and paper industries.

The new production complex is a key addition to the Jandira site’s supply chain. With the two new reactors for silicones fluids and antifoam compounds, Wacker is able to produce important precursors and starting materials for specialised antifoam, impregnating and release agents and for additives for the pulp and paper, cosmetics, and household care industries.

Wacker executive board member Auguste Willems said, “In South and Middle America, the market for our silicone solutions is growing, especially in the personal care, household, and textile sectors. In order to meet this increasing demand over the long term, we will extend our production in Jandira. After the completion of the polysilicon production site in Tennessee, the Group has concluded its major investments and is now focusing on plants for intermediates, sales products, and specialty products.”

Adriano Magalhaes, managing director of Wacker Quimica do Brasil said, “With the expanded silicones production in the year of Wacker’s 40th anniversary in Brazil, we can offer considerable added value to our local customers and partners. The new facility makes it possible to enlarge our portfolio and adapt our products even better to customer needs and local industry requirements.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

NCTO endorses USMCA; to lobby Congress to adopt agreement

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2018

NCTO endorses USMCA; to lobby Congress to adopt agreement

The National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) board of...

12 Asian garment firms to operate in Haiti by mid-2019

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2018

12 Asian garment firms to operate in Haiti by mid-2019

At least a dozen Asian garment manufacturing companies will start...

Pakistan evolving export-oriented policies: top official

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2018

Pakistan evolving export-oriented policies: top official

Pakistan is evolving export-oriented policies and is committed to...

Interviews View All

Cindy McNaull, Cordura

Cindy McNaull
Cordura

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Union budget 2018-19 will have positive impact on apparel industry

Will Qian,

Will Qian

Honghua Digital Technology Stock Co., Ltd. specialises in the R&D,...

Iacopo Pardini,

Iacopo Pardini

Founded in 1953, Italian engineering company Arioli Spa started...

Carmen Silla,

Carmen Silla

Leading the transformation of the textiles industry with disruptive...

Alfonso Marra, Klopman

Alfonso Marra
Klopman

It was in 1968 that Klopman introduced the concept of poly/cotton workwear ...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Adriano Goldschmied, AG Jeans

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Wendell Rodricks, Wendell Rodricks

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

Leave your Comments


December 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search