Wacker expands silicone production in Brazil

Jandira, Brazil – Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones.

The 236,800- square feet facility, operated by Wacker Quimica do Brasil Ltd., contains local sales and marketing activities as well as its own silicone production. The expansion required adding only about 3,200 square feet, and Wacker is investing about $7.69 million (€6.87 million) total on the project, according to Adriano Magalhaes, managing director of Wacker Quimica do Brasil.

The expansion includes…

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