Wacker increases collaboration with Silspek Rubber
ERJ staff report (TP)
Munich, Germany − Wacker, the German chemical group, is assigning additional marketing rights to its Polish sales partner Silspek Rubber for the sale of high-temperature-curing silicones.
The press release issued yesterday said: “The group is entitling the silicone compounder to market ready-to-use silicone rubber compounds based on Wacker raw materials with the label ‘Based on ELASTOSIL’. This also applies to products distributed under the company's own label. Wacker has been selling silicone rubbers, silicone rubber dispersions and additives for processing silicone rubber under the ELASTOSIL brand for many years. The main customers for silicone compounds are rubber processors who manufacture moulded parts for the automotive, construction, electronics, cable and household-goods industries.”
Peter Summo, head of Wacker’s Engineering Silicones business unit, said: "Eastern Europe is one of Wacker’s most important growth regions. This includes Poland, where our silicone elastomer business has developed very well over recent years”.
"Due to our positive experience with Silspek in the past, I am confident that we can further expand our business in the region together," added Summo.
Silspek Rubber has been producing high-temperature-curing and room-temperature-curing silicone rubber compounds for local household-goods, automotive, electrics, electronics and cable industries since 1999. The company is based in Dobrzen Wielki, Poland, and currently employs 35 people.