Wacker opens silicone elastomers lab in China

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Shanghai, China-Wacker started up a laboratory for silicone elastomers in its Shanghai Technical Centre on 22 Sept. The German-headquartered silicone supplier said the unit, “will serve as a development and test lab for silicone applications in the electrical and electronics sectors and for injection molding of liquid silicone rubber.”

Wacker said that its investment-an unspecified amount-will support Chinese customers developing new silicone products and processing technologies.

Jean-Lionel Gros, head of Wacker China, said in a company statement that the group intends to…

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