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 activities, WACKER is entrusting Eurohim with the distribution of its polymer dispersions and dispersible powders of the VINNAPAS® brand used for construction applications effective February 2012. Eurohim is one of the biggest chemical distributors in Russia with many years of experience in the market and replaces the previous distributor Welkoms. The measure is to strengthen and further expand WACKER's position within the Russian markets.

VINNAPAS® Dispersions and Dispersible Powders

WACKER is a world-leading manufacturer of dispersions and dispersible powders based on vinyl acetate and ethylene, marketed worldwide as VINNAPAS®. These thermoplastic polymers are used as binders in the construction industry, for instance in tile adhesives, grouts, mineral plasters, sealing slurries, gypsum, repair mortars, external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), self-leveling compounds or powder paints. In the end product, they improve important properties such as adhesion, cohesion, flexibility, water resistance and processing properties. WACKER's polymers division has production sites in Germany, China, Korea and the USA, as well as a global sales network and technical centers in all key regions.

The company in brief:

WACKER is a globally-active chemical company with some 16,300 employees and annual sales of around Euros4.75 billion (2010).

WACKER has a global network of 26 production sites, 20 technical competence centers and 50 sales offices.

WACKER SILICONES

Silicone fluids, emulsions, rubber and resins; silanes; pyrogenic silicas; thermoplastic silicone elastomers

WACKER POLYMERS

Polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers in the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins and solutions used as binders for construction chemicals, paints and coatings, adhesives, plasters, textiles and nonwovens, as well as for polymeric materials based on renewable resources

WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS

Biotech products such as cyclodextrins, cysteine and biologics, as well as fine chemicals and PVAc solid resins

WACKER POLYSILICON

Polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries

Siltronic

Hyperpure silicon wafers and monocrystals for semiconductor components

Wacker Chemie AG

Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4

81737 München, Germany

www.wacker.com

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Wacker Chemie AG

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nadine.baumgartl@wacker.com

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