WACKER Expands Silicone Elastomer Production in China

WACKER recently inaugurated its new production line for silicone elastomers at its Zhangjiagang site in China. With an annual capacity of several thousand metric tons, the facility will help improve the availability of high consistency silicone rubber (HCR) in the Asia-Pacific region. The expansion emphasises WACKER’s commitment and technological leadership in the silicone rubber industry.

“The new manufacturing line will contribute significantly to our silicone rubber production capacity. This will enable us to improve our service to customers and business partners, who are willing to grasp the opportunities in today’s ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated marketplace”, said Paul Lindblad, President of WACKER Greater China.

The new facility’s kneaders are currently the largest of their kind in the industry, according to reports. The mixing and screening equipment and the state-of-the-art waste treatment process are also setting industry standards in terms of productivity and sustainability. The new production line will enable shorter lead times, speed up market response, and improve overall customer experience.