Germany’s Wacker expands technical centre in Dubai

22 November 2012 16:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Wacker Chemie has expanded its technical centre in Dubai to include a new laboratory for paints and coatings applications, the Germany-based chemicals firm said on Thursday.

The expansion enables Wacker to help customers develop new and tailor-made products for strongly-growing coatings markets in the Middle East, it said.

One of the lab's focuses will be on silicone additives and binders for interior and exterior paints and coatings, the company said.

The new lab has applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersions needed as binders for interior architectural paints, it added.

“The expansion of our technical centre helps us to further strengthen our leading market position in the promising growth segment of paints and coatings in the Middle East,” said Cyril Cisinski, managing director of Wacker’s chemicals business in the Middle East.

Financial details were not disclosed.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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