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26. May 2023 | Markets & Companies

Wacker completes capacity expansion in China

Wacker has completed the capacity expansion for dispersions and powders in Nanjing, China.
Nearly two hundred guests attended the inauguration event, including government representatives, customers, and distributors.
Image source: Wacker
Wacker has successfully completed the capacity expansion for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions and VAE dispersible polymer powders at its Nanjing site in China. Thanks to a new reactor for dispersions and an additional spray dryer for dispersible polymer powder, the company can more than double its production capacity at the Nanjing site and thus aims to meet the increasing demand for binders, especially in the rapidly growing Chinese construction sector. Wacker has invested around EUR 93 million in the expansion of the integrated production site.

Capacity expansion launched in 2020

According to the company, the two new plants are the largest of their kind in the world. Nanjing is one of four production sites operated by the Wacker Polymers Business Unit worldwide. The capacity expansion in Nanjing was launched at the end of 2020 and has now been successfully completed after overcoming various challenges caused by the Corona pandemic.

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