Wacker opens new technical center in Bengaluru, India

Wacker opens new technical center in Bengaluru, India

10:15 AM, 9th August 2019
The technical center in Bengaluru specializes in the development of customized tile-adhesive applications. Adhesive strength and flexibility are vital for tile-adhesive formulations.
The technical center in Bengaluru specializes in the development of customized tile-adhesive applications. Adhesive strength and flexibility are vital for tile-adhesive formulations.

BENGALURU, INDIA: Wacker Chemie AG said that it is strengthening its presence in India by opening a technical center in Bengaluru. Located in the south of the country, it will serve as a regional competence center for tile-adhesive applications.

Continuing growth in the Indian construction sector is driving demand for personally tailored solutions for tile adhesives. The new technical center enables Wacker to provide its customers in the local area with even better support in developing innovative solutions.

The technical center in Bengaluru specializes in the development of customized tile-adhesive applications. Adhesive strength and flexibility are vital for tile-adhesive formulations. Wacker’s polymeric binders improve how tiles adhere to the substrate, while permitting flexibility within the adhesive – an effective way of preventing cracks and breakage. Wacker markets its dispersible polymer powder formulations under various brands, such as Vinnapas®, Vinnacel® and Etonis®.

These powders make the adhesive highly water-resistant and extremely easy to process. What is more, formulations containing Wacker’s polymer powders permit the use of special installation techniques, known as thin-bed technology. This makes significant savings possible in terms of raw materials, such as cement or sand, the latter being a key raw material in the construction sector. The global construction boom means that sand is becoming increasingly scarce.

The new technical center in Bengaluru is Wacker’s third such facility in India.

Like its counterpart in Mumbai, the new technical center in Bengaluru adjoins a Wacker Academy training center, the purpose of which is to intensify knowledge transfer in the local market. Wacker Academy courses cater to the specific needs of India’s construction-chemicals industry and give customers and business partners an opportunity to learn about all relevant aspects of tile-adhesive applications.

Close proximity to the applications labs promotes a lively exchange of expertise and creates an optimal environment for customer service. Wacker Academy provides an ideal, industry-specific platform for networking among customers, distribution partners and Wacker specialists.

“The Bengaluru technical center is another important milestone in our growth strategy for India. Our technical center sets new standards for service, consulting and knowledge transfer, enabling us to offer our customers and partners considerable added value,” said Anand Gopaladesikan, who heads Wacker India, during the opening ceremony.

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