Dow Corning and WACKER Open Silicone Manufacturing Site in China

November 19, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Dow Corning Corp. and Wacker Chemie AG have officially inaugurated their joint, integrated silicone manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. The facility will serve the fast-growing demand for silicone materials in China, India and Asia.

According to the companies, the facility is among the world’s biggest and most advanced integrated silicone production sites and, at 1 million square meters, is the largest facility of its kind in China. The $1.8 billion combined investment by Dow Corning and WACKER includes a jointly owned siloxane and pyrogenic silica plant, in addition to finished silicone production plants owned and operated independently by each company.

Production at the Zhangjiagang site is intended to increase the global supply of silicone materials by providing the additional capacity needed to support rapidly growing industries in China and Asia, and by freeing up capacity and resources in the Americas and Europe to stabilize supply to customers in those regions.

For additional details, visit www.wacker.com or www.dowcorning.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail advantages and innovations for multiple end uses.


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts


Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

asi1211p_Cover-DE.gifASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40