Wacker Expands Production Capacity at Burghausen Site

Wacker Chemie AG has begun expanding its existing production plants for polymeric binders in Germany. The Munich-based chemical group is building another dispersion reactor with an annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons at its Burghausen site. According to Wacker, approximately €25 million have been earmarked for the production and local-infrastructure expansion. The plant is scheduled for completion before the end of 2017.

“The enlargement of our dispersion production in Burghausen is part of our strategy to achieve further profitable growth through expansions at existing production plants,” said Rudolf Staudigl, president & CEO of Wacker Chemie AG.

WACKER is also taking into account the globally rising demand for high quality polymeric binders, which is being driven by worldwide trends such as urbanization, renovation, and energy efficiency, the company stated. Alongside the new reactor, WACKER is investing in the expansion and modernization of local infrastructure. “We are not only making a key contribution to supply security in the years to come, but also to the cost-efficient production of our dispersions and dispersible polymer powders,” said Peter Summo, head of the WACKER POLYMERS business division.