Wacker Chemie AG officially started up its new pilot reactor for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Nanjing site (Jiangsu province) in China today. The new facility will allow WACKER to expand its local research and development activities in China and grow to its regional portfolio of product development, application technology and customer services. The investment needed for the pilot reactor amounts to around €2.4 million. The Group’s goals for the project is to meet growing demand in China and Asia for high-quality polymeric binders and to strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of VAE dispersions and dispersible polymer powders.

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