Wacker to focus on growth businesses including fumed silica and organosilanes

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Munich, Germany-Wacker-Chemie GmbH is realigning its operations into five business divisions, with effect from 1 Jan 2005. The move is designed to allow Wacker to develop promising new growth sectors, as well as utilise existing opportunities for chemicals better, the firm said.

Wacker’s existing silicones division-which includes its silicone elastomers business-will contain a new unit dedicated only to the growth business of fumed silica. A new Wacker Polymers group combines the construction sector polymer activities and functional polymers business.

Additionally the unit…

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