MUNICH, Germany (July 6, 2011)—Wacker Chemie A.G. has opened a new ISO Class 8 clean room at its Burghausen, Germany, site.
The production area will make high-purity specialty silicones, encapsulation and coating compounds, as well as UV-activated silicones for the medical, LED and electronics industries.
Wacker said the new facility sets standards in the manufacture of high-purity silicones. The firm said it fulfills quality and purity standards otherwise only typical of the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries.
”This plant is operating according to selected Good Manufacturing Practice principles, which makes it one of a kind worldwide,” said Bernd Pachaly, head of the engineering Silicones business unit, at the start of production in early July.