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Wacker Chemie Focused on Megatrends

8:22 AM MDT | May 14, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz in Munich

Wacker Chemie (Munich) has evolved from a broad-based, family-owned chemicals group into a publicly quoted, global specialist in products serving high-growth sectors including photovoltaics (PV), electronics, pharmaceuticals, and construction. The company, founded almost 100 years ago in Bavaria, southern Germany, was for 80 years an equally owned joint venture between the Wacker family and the former Hoechst. The connection was severed after 1999 when Hoechst merged with Rhône-Poulenc to create Aventis. The Wacker family acquired a controlling stake in...

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