Germany’s Wacker opens new VAE dispersions plant in South Korea

06 February 2013 10:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Wacker Chemie has launched its new 40,000 tonnes/year vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions plant at its Ulsan site in South Korea, the German specialty chemicals maker said on Wednesday.

The second reactor line increases the site’s VAE dispersion capacity to 90,000 tonnes/year, making the plant one of its biggest of its kind in South Korea, the company said.

The expansion comes as a response to rising demand for high-quality VAE dispersions, it said.

The second reactor line’s additional capacity is particularly aimed at reliably meeting the strong growth in the paints and coatings sector, as well as in construction, paper, carpet and nonwovens applications.


By: Surinder Malhi
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