Wacker adds silicone elastomer capacity in China

Zhangjiagang, China – Wacker has inaugurated a new production line for silicone elastomers at its Zhangjiagang site, the company announced in a statement 10 June.

The new line represents ‘a lower double digit million’ investment and will help support Wacker’s future growth path in China, Wacker said.

The investment will also increase the company’s offering of high consistency silicone rubber (HCR) in the Asia-Pacific region.

Equipped with “sophisticated kneaders” for manufacturing high-quality HCR grades, the new facility has an annual capacity of several thousand of tonnes, according to…

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