ADHESION ADHESIVES&SEALANTS

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 10–10 | Cite as

Wacker Opens New Technical Centre in the USA

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Wacker Chemie AG has brought a new technical centre for carpet applications on stream in Dalton (Georgia).

The new centre offers lab facilities for developing and testing polymeric binders for the carpet industry.

Our aim is to support our customers in the carpet industry by realizing their individual requirements directly on the spot, and to develop and test innovative VAE binder applications together with them,” explains Peter Summo, head of the dispersions business at Wacker Polymers.

Besides research and applications labs, the facility also houses a local branch of the Wacker Academy, the Group’s own training and education centre. The seminar programme is tailored to the specific needs of the carpet industry. The specially equipped training lab also allows participants to perform extensive practical exercises. In addition to the established US training centres in Adrian (MI) and Allentown (PA), the Munich-based chemical company has already opened Wacker Academy sites in Burghausen (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Beijing (China), Seoul (South Korea), Mumbai (India), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Singapore, Dubai (U.A.E.) and Mexico City (Mexico).

New adhesive formulations with VAE dispersions can be developed and tested at the new Technical Centre in Dalton

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