Wacker opens new dispersions plant in South Korea

Wacker Chemie AG officially launched its new production plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Ulsan site in South Korea. The additional 40,000 metric tons from the second reactor line increases the site's VAE-dispersion capacity to a total of 90,000 tpa. The production capacity of the site has thus almost doubled, making the plant complex one of the biggest of its kind in South Korea. The expansion is WACKER's response to the rising demand for high-quality VAE dispersions, especially in Southeast Asia's emerging markets. The project goal is to ensure sufficient capacities of VINNAPAS® VAE dispersions now and in the years ahead. As a result, ERWACK will be able to offer its customers in the region consistently high product quality and supply security over the long term. Having invested around €10 million in the expansion project, WACKER is strengthening its position as one of the world's major suppliers of VAE dispersions. WACKER's production facility in Ulsan: With a total annual capacity of 90,000 tons VAE dispersion, the plant complex is one of the biggest of its kind in South Korea.
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