WACKER Commissions Silicone Compounding Plant for Meeting Wide Market Demands in India

SpecialChem - Jun 30, 2011

The Munich-based chemical group WACKER has commissioned a compounding plant at its joint venture site Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. near Kolkata, India, for the manufacture of ready-to-use silicone elastomers. The plant is designed for an annual production volume of several thousand metric tons and can be expanded in stages as demand requires. It is intended to supply India's strongly growing economy with high-quality silicone com-pounds faster and more flexibly. Several million euros are planned for investment in this plant. "India is one of our fastest-growing sales markets," says Dr. Bernd Pachaly, Head of WACKER's Engineering Silicones business unit. "The new SILMIX facility is constructed according to WACKER...

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