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Wacker opens technical center in US

7:23 AM MDT | March 27, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Wacker Chemie says it has opened a new technical center for carpet applications at Dalton, GA. It offers lab facilities for developing and testing polymeric binders for the carpet industry. Wacker's new technical center at Dalton is focused on developing new formulations with vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions, and meeting the local demands of customers in the carpet industry. 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...

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