Wacker recently announced it is integrating a new dedicated laboratory for adhesives and sealants based on silane-terminated polyethers (hybrid polymers) used mostly in the construction industry. The new lab is intended to strengthen the company’s presence in Russia by expanding the service portfolio offered by its technical center in Moscow. Furthermore, the center’s existing laboratories for dry-mix-mortar, coatings and construction-silicones applications has been accredited by the Russian Federal Service for Accreditation as an official test lab. WACKER can reportedly thus provide an independent test protocol as a basis for officially recognized quality certificates.

“The market for sealants and adhesives in Russia has huge potential, which was the main factor behind our decision to open the new facility,” said Alexander Serov, Ph.D., managing director of WACKER Russia. “For us, the most important reason is to provide customers with technical support as fast as possible while keeping local market needs in mind.”

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