WACKER recently announced that it will begin construction on a new production line for silane-terminated polymers at its site in Nünchritz, Germany, this year. Such hybrid polymers are used as binders for formulating high-quality adhesives and sealants, liquid waterproofing systems, and environmentally friendly wood flooring adhesives, among other applications. The investment budgeted for the construction project is in the mid double-digit million range. The production line will go on-stream in 2022.

WACKER reports that it intends to significantly expand its production capacities for hybrid polymers and to further strengthen its focus on specialty chemical products with this investment. For over 15 years, WACKER has manufactured silane-terminated polymers at its production site in Burghausen, Germany. Since then, the hybrid-polymer business has experienced robust growth. The location for this capacity expansion was selected on the basis of market access, availability of critical raw materials, and production technology aspects.

“Given the obvious rise in demand for such products, expanding our production capacity for hybrid polymers was a logical decision,” said Auguste Willems, executive board member. “We have the space for a fully integrated production line in Nünchritz, which we could even expand, should the need arise.” 

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