Wacker expands production of silicone sealants

In response to growing demand, the Wacker chemical group is expanding its production and cartridge filling capacities for silicone sealants at its site in Nünchritz, Germany.

Room-temperature-curing silicone sealants perform a variety of water-proofing Image source: Wacker.

 The project plan at the Nünchritz site sees construction of a fully continuous compounding plant for silicone sealing products including expansion of the cartridge filling facility. The new production lines will be built next to the existing plants. “We will integrate the plants into our production process fully utilizing existing on-site filling capacities and logistics”, emphasizes Nünchritz Site Manager Jutta Matreux.

Additional 30 million cartridges each year

The expansion project will significantly increase Wacker’s production capacity for silicone sealing compounds and cartridges in Nünchritz. Depending on the grade, the new filling line will be capable of filling up to an additional 30 million cartridges each year. Start-up for the new plants is planned for the fall of next year, pending timely approval from regulatory authorities. The expansion will create several new jobs at the site, to be filled preferably by skilled workers from the region.

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