Wacker opens new technical centre in Indonesia

Wacker opens new technical centre in Indonesia

6:16 AM, 11th May 2017
Wacker opens new technical centre in Indonesia
Practical test at Wacker’s new technical center in Jakarta: Technical service engineers test products and formulations for the Southeast Asian market.

MUNICH, GERMANY/ JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia by opening a new technical centre for construction and adhesives applications in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

The technical facility serves as a development and testing laboratory for dispersible polymer powders and dispersions, which are used as binders for the regional building, paint, coatings and adhesives industries.

The new technical centre in Indonesia’s capital now serves as a local development and testing facility for polymer binders for construction and coatings applications. The focus is on formulations containing VINNAPAS dispersible polymer powders and dispersions. These are used, for instance, in dry-mix mortars for tile adhesives or grouts, in waterproofing membranes for bathrooms, kitchens or basements, or in eco-friendly interior wall paints.

The new labs are state-of-the-art and provide equipment for testing products under different climatic and environmental conditions and using different raw materials. Additionally, an outdoor weathering station has been installed to analyse the weathering behaviour of polymer-modified exterior coatings. For supplementary analyses, Wacker’s global network of technical centres is also available for consultative support.

“Southeast Asia, and Indonesia in particular, offer promising growth opportunities for Wacker. Demand for construction chemical specialities has risen noticeably over recent years, especially for our dispersible polymer powders and dispersions,” said Christian Hartel of Wacker’s executive board.

“With the new technical centre in Indonesia, we are further expanding our strong market position in the region. This will allow us to optimally support our local customers and partners,” Hartel added.

“Our aim is to support our customers in the construction industry by realising their individual requirements directly on the spot. This enables us to develop and test innovative polymeric binder applications tailored to modern construction trends and local raw materials together with them. With the new lab, we are significantly contributing to the distribution of modern construction materials in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.” explained Patrick de Wolf, managing director of Wacker Southeast Asia.

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