WACKER recently announced it has commissioned a compounding plant at its joint venture site Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. near Kolkata, India, for the manufacture of ready-to-use silicone elastomers. The plant is designed for an annual production volume of several thousand metric tons and can be expanded in stages as demand requires. It is intended to supply India’s growing economy with silicone compounds.

“India is one of our fastest growing sales markets,” said Bernd Pachaly, Ph.D., head of WACKER’s Engineering Silicones business unit. “The new SILMIX facility is constructed according to WACKER standards and will produce silicone compounds for the Indian electronics, automotive, and medium- and high-voltage insulator market, as well as for other industries.”

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