MUNICH, Germany (Dec. 6, 2011)—Wacker Chemie A.G. has expanded its technical center in India.
Located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, the center 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 India's strong economic growth, particularly with sophisticated coatings applications, prompted the expansion. This project will help Wacker 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.