Wacker expands technical center in Adrian; Opens new lab cyclodextrins

Wacker expands technical center in Adrian; Opens new lab for cyclodextrins

11:09 AM, 30th October 2017
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MUNICH, GERMANY/ ADRIAN, US: Wacker Chemie AG is expanding the service portfolio of its technical centre in Adrian, Michigan, US. For the first time, Wacker is establishing a global laboratory dedicated to developing and commercializing new industrial applications for its cyclodextrin products.

These organic, ring-shaped sugar molecules are capable of binding, releasing or stabilizing substances. Because of these abilities, cyclodextrins are used in numerous industries, from household and personal care to pharma, cosmetics, textiles, food and agrochemicals, as well as in the coatings sector. The new laboratory enables Wacker to develop together with its customers novel, tailored product solutions and to open new markets for cyclodextrins.

Research areas are for example innovative polymer systems based on cyclodextrins for self-healing coatings. Wacker is cooperating with leading scientists to tap the potentials of this new material, as the plant-based sugar molecules offer a novel and environmentally sound alternative to many traditional materials. Further current projects are exploring the capabilities of cyclodextrin in water or air treatment applications, for instance, to filter unwanted odours or pollutants.

“By enhancing research efforts in the field of cyclodextrin technology, our emphasis will be on developing new and advanced applications in growth markets, such as smart polymers, functional coatings and environmental remediation”, said Dr Jorn Winterfeld, vice president business line agro & pharma at Wacker Biosolutions.

“With our new lab and our collaborations with leading academics and industrial partners, we are ideally positioned to further explore novel market opportunities for our innovative cyclodextrins,” added Winterfeld.

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