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Wacker expands silicones technical center at Kolkata

4:53 AM MST | January 15, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Wacker Chemie today opened an expanded technical center for silicone products at Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Wacker Metroark Chemicals (WMC), a joint venture in which Wacker has 51% and Metroark the balance, operates the center. The enlarged regional center now comprises state-of-the-art applications technology and test equipment for silicone products used in the textiles, personal-care, and construction industries.  The expansion, which cost about half a million euros ($680,000), was in response to the growing demand for silicone products and the emerging...

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