Wacker said more LSR "will be available the second half of this year, and will come into full effect in 2023."
It expects additional LSR capacity to originate from expansions in Burghausen, Germany, set for an end-of-year completion; and at a new, U.S.-based production facility in Adrian, Mich., with an eye toward the North and Central American markets.
Total global capacity increase for LSR was not known, nor was a timeline for the Adrian, Mich., expansion.
"Investment projects to this end are either in the planning stage or are nearing completion," Wacker said May 24.
The company also plans to increase capacity on a global scale for HCR in Panagarh, India, the closest facility to beginning production, Wacker said. As well, sites in Pilzen, Czech Republic; and Tsukuba, Japan, are earmarked for expansions.
Though no permanent plans to increase capacity at these sites have been finalized, Wacker has hinted at additional expansion measures in Zhangjiagang, China; and Charleston, Tenn.