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Wacker opens US technical center

11:26 AM MDT | March 27, 2013

Wacker Chemie says it has opened a new technical center at Dalton, GA. The center offers lab facilities for developing and testing polymeric binders for the carpet industry and is focused on developing new formulations with vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions. VAE dispersions of the Vinnapas brand are increasingly being used in place of traditional latexes as binders for bonding carpet backing, Wacker says. “Our aim is to support our customers in the carpet industry by realizing their individual requirements directly on the spot, and to develop...

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