Wacker recently announced that it is strengthening its presence in India by opening a technical center in Bengaluru. Located in the south of the country, the center will serve as a regional competence center for tile adhesive applications. Continuing growth in the Indian construction sector is driving demand for personally tailored solutions for tile adhesives. Wacker reports that the new technical center will enable it to provide customers in the local area with even better support in developing innovative solutions.

“The Bengaluru technical center is another important milestone in our growth strategy for India,” said Andreas Collignon, head of Wacker’s Construction Polymers business unit.

Although the global economy is slowing, growth in India is reportedly continuing to gain momentum, mainly due to the booming construction industry. A recent study forecasts that this South Asian country is set to become the world’s third-largest construction market by 2025. Some 11.5 million houses will reportedly be built there every year. Demand for construction products and applications catering to the Indian market are rising at a correspondingly fast rate.

“Our technical center sets new standards for service, consulting and knowledge transfer, enabling us to offer our customers and partners considerable added value,” said Anand Gopaladesikan, who heads Wacker India, during the opening ceremony. “Our goal is to contribute to the accelerated development of the tile adhesives market in India.”

The technical center in Bengaluru specializes in the development of customized tile adhesive applications, where adhesive strength and flexibility are vital. According to Wacker, its polymeric binders improve how tile adheres to the substrate, while permitting flexibility within the adhesive in order to help prevent cracks and breakage. WACKER markets its dispersible polymer powder formulations under various brands, including as VINNAPAS®, VINNACEL®, and ETONIS®.

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