Wacker unveils €100m silicone rubber expansion

Munich, Germany – Wacker Chemie AG is investing €100 million to increase its annual silicone-rubber production capacity by a total of 40 kilotonnes by 2021, Wacker announced 18 Dec.

The global programme includes expansion projects at Wacker’s production sites in Burghausen, Germany; Adrian, Michigan; and Zhangjiagang, China in 2019.

Products involved include liquid silicone rubber (LSR), high-temperature and room-temperature vulcanising (RTV) silicones and thermally conductive silicone compounds

The Munich-based company is also evaluating plans to add a solid silicone-rubber production unit at its US site in Charleston, Tennessee.

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