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Wacker hikes polymer capacity

12:20 PM MDT | June 11, 2014

Wacker Chemie says it will spend €20 million ($27.2 million) to expand dispersible polymer powders capacity at Burghausen, Germany. The company is adding 50,000 m.t./year of capacity by the first quarter of 2015. “The capacity expansion strengthens our global position as a leading manufacturer of dispersible polymer powders,” says Arno von der Eltz, president/polymers at Wacker. The expansion will meet rising demand, driven by worldwide trends such as urbanization, renovation, and energy efficiency, as well as the increasing need for environmentally...

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