Wacker Silicones to add finishing plant in Czech Republic

Munich, Germany – Wacker Chemie AG’s Wacker Silicones unit will expand its capacity for ready-to-use silicone rubber compounds by adding a finishing plant in Plzen, Czech Republic.

Operated by the firm’s Czech subsidiary, Wacker Chemie s.r.o., the plant is scheduled to start up in the next few weeks and employ about 20, the company said. The facility will help the firm focus on low-volume orders and provide an alternative to the large-scale operations at Wacker’s Burghausen and Nunchritz, Germany, sites.

The Czech site will produce an…

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