Wacker expands its technical centre in Dubai
Chemie AG, is expanding the service portfolio of its technical centre in Dubai. The centre of excellence located at the “Dubai Silicon Oasis” ( DSO) technology park now also includes a dedicated laboratory for polymer dispersions needed as binders for adhesives and carpet applications.
The technical center Dubai now comprises five laboratories to support customers in the paints and coatings, construction, energy mold making, carpet and adhesives industries. With the expansion, Wacker is increasing its local expertise in applications technology, know-how transfer and service, thereby meeting its local customers’ needs for high-quality silicone and
polymer products in the strongly growing markets of the MEA region.
The focus of the new polymer lab is on providing technical support for formulations with vinyl acetateethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions to meet the growing local demands of customers in the carpet and adhesives industries. The upgraded lab for silicones elastomers caters to the needs of customers of the energy, mold making and automotive industries. Both new labs are equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation and enable numerous tests with regard to locally available raw materials, climatic and environmental conditions, and regional requirements. The silicones lab has further been certified according to the ISO 17025 standard.