Wacker Chemie AG recently announced it has installed and initiated a new reactor for vinyl acetate-ethylene co-polymer (VAE) dispersions at its site in Calvert City, Ky. The company has invested around $55 million in the site’s capacity and infrastructure in order to reportedly strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of VAE-based dispersions and dispersible powders.

“Our production complex in Calvert City is the largest of its kind outside of Europe, supporting our successful, customer-focused global growth strategy,” said Rudolf Staudigl, CEO. “Demand for our high-quality VAE products continues to increase, especially for formulating low-emission, eco-friendly products. The additional capacity allows us to continue to meet our customers’ needs reliably over the coming years, solidifying our leading global market position.”

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