MUNICH, Germany—Wacker Chemie A.G. has expanded its technical center in India.
The center is located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, and now includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersions for coatings and paint applications. These dispersions are needed for interior and exterior paints in the coatings industry.
Wacker said the expansion was made necessary by India's strong economic growth, particularly with regard to sophisticated coatings applications.
This measure will help Wacker to further bolster its position as the market and technology leader for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions used as binders for demanding coatings and paint applications.
The dispersions are marketed under the brand name Vinnapas, and, depending on the product, they enable the formulation of dispersion silicate paints, silicone resin emulsion paints and synthetic resin plasters as well as plasticizer-free interior and exterior paints without the addition of solvents, Wacker said.