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Wacker Ups Capacity for Silicone Rubber Compounds

12:31 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Wacker-Chemie says it will expand capacity for its Silmix silicone rubber compounds. The expansion involves building a finishing plant at Plzeň, Czech Republic. The company says the new unit will focus on “low-volume orders,” and be a good alternative to Wacker’s large-scale operations at Burghausen and Nünchritz, Germany. The new plant is due to start up in the next few weeks. The products are used in automotive gaskets, cable insulation and rubber-coated rolls for...

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