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Wacker starts dispersion-polymer production in Nanjing

By Gerald Ondrey |

Wacker Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; www.wacker.com) has officially opened its new dispersible powder and vinyl acetate ethylene dispersion plant in Nanjing, China. With an annual capacity of 30,000 metric tons of dispersible powder, the Nanjing plant is the largest of its kind in China. The aim of this investment project is to secure sufficient long-term Vinnapas polymer-powder capacity and to guarantee Asia-Pacific customers consistently high delivery reliability and product quality in the future, too. Wacker ranks among the world’s largest producers of dispersible polymer powders for the construction industry. Located in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, the new Wacker Nanjing site covers an area of 100,000 m2. First phase investment of this fully integrated world-class production complex, which serves the entire product line from vinyl acetate ethylene dispersions to dispersible powders, is over €50 million. Wacker already has a staff of nearly 100 employees at its Nanjing facility. Along with Wacker’s dryer plant in Burghausen, Germany, the Nanjing plant is the largest of its kind in the world. Wacker has been producing polymer powders and dispersions for the construction industry for more than 50 years. Vinnapas…
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