Wacker expands its integrated ketene production in Burghausen

Wacker expands its integrated ketene production in Burghausen

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Wacker Biosolutions, the life sciences and biotechnology division of the Wacker Group, is strengthening its integrated ketene production at its Burghausen site in Germany. The Munich-based chemical company is building a further reactor for the manufacture of isopropenyl acetate (IPA) with an annual capacity of 2,500 metric tons.

IPA is an important starting material for acetylacetone (AcAc), which is used in numerous applications, ranging from life sciences products to construction and automotive applications. Completion of the plant is scheduled for the second half of 2017