Wacker Starts Up New Production Plant for Dispersions in China
Today, Wacker Chemie officially ramped up its new production plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Nanjing site (Jiangsu province, China). With the additional 60,000 metric tons from the second reactor line, the local VAE dispersion capacity is doubling to total 120,000 metric tons per year.
At the same time, the Group is currently building a new plant at Nanjing to produce polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins with an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons. It is scheduled to come on stream in late 2013. Capital expenditures for both projects will amount to some €40 million.
Located in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Wacker's fully integrated site already manufactures VAE dispersions and dispersible polymer powders for the construction, coatings and adhesives sectors.