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Wacker Focuses on Four Business ‘Megatrends’ …

12:10 PM MDT | April 3, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz In Munich and Jena

Wacker Chemie will follow four global “megatrends” as part of its future development plans, says CEO Rudolf Staudigl. The trends are digitilization through Wacker’s wholly owned silicon wafer subsidiary Siltronic; renewable energy, under the company’s polysilicon segment; regional growth, particularly via Wacker’s silicones business; and resource saving via the company’s polymers operation. Staudigl: Polysilicon is the star of the show. However, Wacker faces immediate challenges related to the economic downturn, Staudigl said...

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