Wacker declares force majeure for HCR silicone products

Burghausen, Germany—Wacker Chemie AG has declared force majeure on its high consistency rubber (HCR) silicone product line after a severe technical breakdown of key equipment.

The event forced the shutdown of relevant production areas at the Burghausen facility, according to a letter Wacker sent  7 Jan to customers.

Based on a first evaluation, the shutdown will last for at least four weeks, the letter said.

The outage affects all Wacker HCR grades, which include: Elastosil HCR, Powersil HCR, Silmix HCR and Cenusil HCR.

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