Wacker Chemie: Expansion in China
Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, Germany, is expanding its Chinese polymer activities by investing around EUR 40 million in building two new production facilities at its Nanjing site. The company is expanding the site’s existing facilities for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions by adding a new reactor with an annual capacity of 60,000 t. This measure will double Nanjing’s VAE dispersion capacity to approx. 120,000 t per year, making the complex one of the biggest of its kind in China. The new reactor is scheduled to come on stream in mid-2013. At Nanjing, Wacker is also building a new plant to produce polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins with an annual capacity of 20,000 t. This plant is due for completion in early 2013.
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