MUNICH, Germany—Wacker Chemie A.G. has opened its silicone-polymer plant in Zhangjiagang, China.
The plant manufactures intermediates and downstream silicone products, including fluids. Wacker invested about $41.9 million into the plant.
Carlos Weise, president of the Wacker Silicones division said the company's Chinese business is generating double-digit growth, and the new plant will help Wacker provide products and solutions that are made locally. “Through our efforts, we are supporting growth in many of China's key industries,” he said.
Wacker has produced silicones in China since 2004 for use in many applications, including in the automotive, construction and electronics sectors.