Wacker expands dispersions capacity in US

Wacker expands dispersions capacity in US

11:53 AM, 9th March 2015
Wacker expands dispersions capacity in US

MUNICH, GERMANY/CALVERT CITY, US: Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions production facilities in the United States. The Munich-based chemical company will add a new reactor with an annual capacity of 85,000 metric tonne at its Calvert City site, US, investing an amount of around €50 million in the site’s capacity and infrastructure. This makes the complex the largest of its kind in the Americas. The new reactor is scheduled to come on stream by mid-2015.

“Capacity expansion is essential if we are to meet our customers’ demand for our dispersions over the coming years. After extending our dispersions capacities at our sites in South Korea and China in the course of the last two years, we have now pushed ahead with expanding our production in the US, too. Thus, we will be able to keep pace with future market growth and strengthen our leading position in VAE dispersions,” explained Rudolf Staudigl, CEO, Wacker Chemie AG.

 

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