Wacker starts up new silicones production in South Korea

Munich, Germany – Wacker Chemie AG has opened a new production site for silicone elastomers in South Korea to which it moved its entire Koreansilicones production capacity last year.

The site is 100km southeast of Seoul at Jincheon, where Wacker has already been producing silicone sealants and speciality silicones for the electronics industry.

Wacker said that it would be “significantly expanding” its production by moving operations to the new €15-million site.

Wacker has been producing silicone sealants in Jincheon since 2010 and speciality silicone elastomers there for the…

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