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.

Top 5 News that Sticks for November 1-7

1. Wacker Starts Up New Reactor for VAE Dispersions

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3. V. Himark Signs Distribution Deal with IPG

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