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Wacker expands polymer, silicones labs in Dubai

By: European Rubber Journal

23 August 2017

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its technical center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as part of an effort to improve its presence in the Middle East and Africa.
Located at the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Wacker’s technical center now has a dedicated laboratory for polymer dispersions as well as an ISO-certified lab for developing and testing silicone elastomers for growing industries such as energy and mold making.
The polymer lab, said the Munich-based specialty chemicals company, will serve the region’s increasing growth potential, particularly with regard to carpet and energy applications.
“We are proud to say that our facility is the first in the region to offer both technical support and testing services for carpet manufactures, plus an ISO-certified silicones lab for high-quality, energy and mold making applications,” explained Cyril Cisinski, managing director Wacker Chemicals Middle East.
The upgraded lab for silicone elastomers caters to the needs of customers of the energy, mold making and automotive industries.