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World's First at Cigre 2012: Wacker Presents Solvent-Free Silicone Coating for Insulators
Paints & Coatings

World's First at Cigre 2012: Wacker Presents Solvent-Free Silicone Coating for Insulators

Munich - WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, will, for the first time, showcase a solvent-free silicone coating for electrical insulators at CIGRE 2012. The one-component emulsion called POWERSIL® 570 PLUS is applied by spraying and then cures to form a water-repellent silicone coating. The coating considerably increases the reliability and fail-safe characteristics of insulators for...

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Materials

Wacker Honors Researchers for Novel Dispersions

Munich / Burghausen, - Yesterday, Wacker Chemie AG bestowed this year's Alexander Wacker Innovation Award on Christian Daniels, John Boylan and Bruce Gruber. The WACKER researchers have developed two novel dispersions based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers. These kinds of dispersions are increasingly replacing the established coatings for paper applications, especially in the USA. This year's...

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Materials

WACKER Receives Approval for Gamma-Cyclodextrin as Novel Ingredient for Food and Beverages in the EU

Munich- Munich-based chemicals group WACKER has received approval from the European Commission for the use of gamma-cyclodextrin as a novel food ingredient for foodstuffs and beverages in the European Union (EU). Cyclodex-trins are ring-shaped sugar molecules, which WACKER bioengineers from plant-based raw materials such as corn or potatoes. In food applications, cyclodextrins can mask an...

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Adhesives & Sealants

WACKER Eliminates Boron-Containing Additives from Silicone Lubricant Pastes

Munich - The Munich-based chemical company WACKER presents three novel silicone lubricant pastes for the fitting of cable accessories for the transmission and distribution (T&D) industry: WACKER® SILICONE PASTE P 250 and P 300 as well as the newly formulated lubricant POWERSIL® PASTE AP. The pastes are free of boron-containing additives and therefore particularly environmentally and...

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Chemicals & Gases

VAE Dispersion bonds surfaces in paper and packaging industry.

Based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers, VINNAPAS® EP 8010 permanently bonds challenging paper and cardboard surfaces, such as coated or painted paper, and polymeric film. Aqueous dispersion is manufactured without use of alkylphenol ethoxylates and makes supplementary plasticizers unnecessary. Delivering heat-resistant bond, product is suited for formulating adhesives used in food...

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WACKER Presents New Silicone Rubber Grades for Baby Care Applications
Adhesives & Sealants

WACKER Presents New Silicone Rubber Grades for Baby Care Applications

Munich - At PLAST 2012, WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, will showcase novel silicone rubber grades for manufacturing pacifiers and bottle nipples for infants and toddlers. These new grades include two liquid silicones of the ELASTOSIL® LR 3040 product line and two ELASTOSIL® R plus 4020 solid silicones. An outstanding feature of all four products is the high - and in the case...

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EXPOBOR 2012 WACKER Presents Silicones for Food, Baby Care, and Automotive Applications
Materials

EXPOBOR 2012 WACKER Presents Silicones for Food, Baby Care, and Automotive Applications

Munich - WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, will be showcasing several silicone rubber grades for the first time at EXPOBOR 2012. One of them, ELASTOSIL® LR 3040, is a fast-curing silicone rubber which is suited for food contact applications and for the economical production of notch-resis-tant silicone components, such as teats and leisure products, in large volumes. New at EXPOBOR...

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Materials

WACKER Appoints New Distributor in Russia for Polymer Products for the Construction Industry

Munich - As part of a constant sales channel improvement, WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, is restructuring its distribution network in Russia. Effective February 2012, the chemical distributor Eurohim will handle WACKER's dispersions and dispersible powders for the construction industry, marketed under the VINNAPAS® brand. In the course of reorganizing its Russian sales...

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Materials

WACKER Presents Silicone Elastomers for the Automotive and Transportation Industry

Munich - Munich-based chemicals company WACKER will unveil specialty silicone elastomers for the Indian automotive, transportation and infrastructure industry at Plastindia 2012. Products include ELASTOSIL® R plus 48xx and ELASTOSIL® LR 384x. These are oil-bleeding silicones that are used for manufacturing electrical mat seals and weather packs for automotive electronics. A further...

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Adhesives & Sealants

General-Purpose Adhesive/Sealant features tin-free formula.

Intended for household appliance, automotive, and electronics sectors, ELASTOSIL® N9111 single-component silicone rubber compound cures at room temperature in presence of atmospheric moisture to yield silicone with optimized heat resistance and mechanical properties. This alkoxy-curing RTV-1 system, formulated with tin-free catalyst, is fully compatible with platinum-catalyzed silicone...

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