Readers last week were most drawn to news from Wacker about its new production line in China (Wacker Expands Silicone Elastomer Production in China): “Wacker recently inaugurated a new production line for silicone elastomers at its Zhangjiagang site in China. With an annual capacity of several thousand metric tons, the facility will reportedly help support Wacker’s future growth path in China and improve the availability of high-consistency silicone rubber (HCR) in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Wacker, the plant’s cutting-edge equipment includes kneaders that are essential for manufacturing high quality HCR grades.

“‘Today’s event not only is another milestone in Wacker’s efforts to expand its operational footprint in China, but also shows our determination to further serve and develop local and regional markets,’ said Paul Lindblad, president of Wacker Greater China, at the inauguration ceremony. ‘The new manufacturing line will contribute significantly to our silicone rubber production capacity. This will enable us to improve our service to customers and business partners, who are willing to grasp the opportunities in today’s ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated marketplace.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for June 23-29

  1. Wacker Expands Silicone Elastomer Production in China
  2. Multi-Color’s DeFife Honored with R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award
  3. RPM Acquires Commercial Joint Sealant Manufacturer Schul International
  4. MAPEI Donates Product and Volunteers for ProjectVegas
  5. ExxonMobil and SABIC Agree to Proceed with Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.