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Wacker produces its 500-millionth cartridge of adhesives and sealants
Aug 10, 2012
Tamas Juhasz, an employee in the Wacker Nunchritz plant, proudly shows off the 500-millionth cartridge of silicone sealant. The chemical site has belonged to the Munich-based chemical group since 1998. The Nunchritz plant is one of the first fully integrated silicone sealants sites in the world. Here, adhesives and sealants are made from start to finish, from grinding the metallurgical-grade silicon through to packaging, and, if requested, delivery in labeled cartridges. In addition to standard sealants, the product portfolio includes special fire-resistant and food-contact grades as well as silicone hybrids based on innovative and user-friendly alpha-silane technology. Besides Nunchritz, Wacker also manufactures silicone adhesives and sealants in China and South Korea. Aside from production, the Nunchritz employees are responsible for researching, developing and adapting new sealants to current market needs. Antifungal joint sealants for humid rooms have been developed here along with food-contact grades for use in kitchens. The employees' longstanding experience and the monitoring of each individual raw material and every production step are demonstrated by the products- particularly high and consistently reliable quality. Very few of the adhesives and sealants found in do-it-yourself stores and used by the building trades are identifiably Wacker products. If their own facilities permit, some industrial customers order drums of sealant and then fill it into cartridges or foil packs which they market under their own brand name. The majority of customers, though, go for the package offered by the Nunchritz plant, commissioning it to produce the adhesives and sealants, fill them into proprietary cartridges and deliver them in appropriately labeled shipping boxes. Cartridges bearing the Wacker logo are marketed in certain regions, such as Southeast Asia. There, the adhesives and sealants, labeled ELASTOSIL? or GENIOSIL?, are directly offered to the building trades and home-improvement stores.
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