Wacker expands technical center in Dubai; strengthens MEA presence
X
Waste Management Expo 2020 MAR 12&13 BIEC, Bengaluru, India

Wacker expands technical centre in Dubai; strengthens MEA presence

7:43 AM, 17th August 2017
A technical manager is performing a shore hardness test.
Wacker’s lab for silicone elastomers in Dubai: A technical manager is performing a shore hardness test.

MUNICH, GERMANY / DUBAI, UAE: Wacker Chemie AG is strengthening its presence in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by expanding the service portfolio of its technical centre in Dubai. The centre of excellence located at the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) technology park now also includes a dedicated laboratory for polymer dispersions needed as binders for adhesives and carpet applications.

Further, a laboratory has been established and ISO-certified for developing and testing silicone elastomers for growing industries such as energy and mould making. The technical centre Dubai now comprises five laboratories to support customers in the paints and coatings, construction, energy mould making, carpet and adhesives industries.

With the expansion, Wacker is increasing its local expertise in applications technology, know-how transfer and service, thereby meeting its local customers’ needs for high-quality silicone and polymer products in the strongly growing markets of the MEA region.

The region’s increasing growth potential, particularly with regard to carpet and energy applications, prompted the expansion of the local facility.

The focus of the new polymers lab is on providing technical support for formulations with vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions to meet the growing local demands of customers in the carpet and adhesives industries. VAE dispersions of the VINNAPAS brand are increasingly being used in place of traditional latexes as binders for bonding carpet backing, as well as for high-quality wood glue and water-based flooring adhesives.

The upgraded lab for silicones elastomers caters to the needs of customers of the energy, mould making and automotive industries. Due to their unique set of properties, silicone products are capable of meeting these industries’ ever more complex requirements better than other plastics. Both new labs are equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation and enable numerous tests with regard to locally available raw materials, climatic and environmental conditions, and regional requirements. The silicones lab has further been certified according to the ISO 17025 standard.

“The expanded facility will strengthen our position as one of the leading silicones and polymers manufacturers in Middle East and Africa. With our extended lab facilities, we are adopting the international standard to local needs and conditions. Along with our sustainable and innovative solutions, we are offering our customers and partners in the region considerable added value,” said Cyril Cisinski, managing director, Wacker Chemicals Middle East.

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Dow maintains rating on positive watch: Fitch

NEW YORK, US: A report from the Fitch Ratings states that it maintains Dow Chemical Company's (Dow) ratings on rating watch positive. The positive wa ...

Read more
KBR bags project management contract by ADNOC

HOUSTON, US: KBR Inc (KBR) has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Occidental of Abu Dhabi Ltd on behalf of Abu Dhabi Nati ...

Read more
Rockman to set up INR 540 cr die-casting plant in Andhra

AMARAVATI, INDIA: Rockman Industries Ltd, an auto components manufacturer said that it will set up an aluminium die-casting plant in Chittoor district ...

Read more
Global BioLife, Chemia to develop functional fragrances for medical applications

SINGAPORE: Singapore eDevelopment Limited (SeD) said that its indirect subsidiary, Global BioLife Inc (Global BioLife) will collaborate with US-based ...

Read more
Clough AMEC bags services contract for Yara’s ammonia plants

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Clough AMEC, a 50/50 joint venture between Clough Ltd and Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a five-year contract (with an option ...

Read more
AkzoNobel, Elliott sign agreement to strengthen dialogue with shareholders

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV has reached an agreement with affiliates of Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (Elliott) following recent constructive ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X