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Wacker Opens Silicone Tech Center in India

February 7, 2014

INDIA: Wacker has opened an expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Operated by the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC), the enlarged regional competence center comprises state-of-the-art applications technology and test equipment for silicone products needed in the textile, personal care and construction industry, according to Wacker, which is based in Germany.

“By advancing our lab capabilities, we will leverage our local competence to fulfill our customers’ needs in the growing regions of India and Southeast Asia even better,” said Christian Hartel, president of Wacker Silicones.

Soumitra Mukherjee, managing director of WMC, further praised the investment as an important milestone for the joint venture.

“Wacker and Metroark have been working together with great success for over a decade. With our range of high quality silicone products, we are already market leaders in many industries in India today. And with the new labs, we are able to offer our customers even more effective local support,” Mukherjee said.
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