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Wacker to expand GCC supply

May 2014

Wacker Chemie of Germany will aim to expand its supplies of polymer and silicone products for the GCC market, as more than 60 per cent of its business in the region is construction-related.

Auguste Willems, the company’s executive board member, said the Munich-based firm was well placed to participate in the region’s construction industry with its high-quality products.

“Wacker’s polymers are used in lightweight applications such as thin-layered tile adhesives used in buildings and in external insulation as well as in paints and coatings. The advantages of these coatings include low odours and low VOCs (volatile organic component),” he said. “We also have silicone resin emulsions used in coatings that are water-repellent and have high durability.”

Wacker has a technical centre and academy in Dubai, UAE.

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