CREATING TOMORROW’S SOLUTIONS
Committed to the Future – innovation for sustainable growth
HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE?
This is the question asked by WACKER’s community of specialists. WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution to improving the quality of life around the world. Our products and services are tailored to meeting the growing needs of our customers while helping them provide value-added solutions. Learn more about our quality standards in our web app: www.wacker.com/ quality-app
Contents Vision, Goals, History Products and Markets Structure and Manufacturing Centers of Excellence Responsibility Expertise on Five Continents
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REFINED BY OUR HISTORY AND INSPIRED BY INNOVATION Our Vision We develop intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our Goals • Customers: WACKER products and solutions are our customers’ first choice. • Employees: we want to be one of the world’s best employers. • Innovations: WACKER taps new markets via product and process innovations for tomorrow’s world. • Company value: we continuously increase our company value. • Sustainability: our responsibility as a company extends beyond our business activities.
Our History A hundred years of diverse experience in developing and providing products and services tailored to the chemical industry has shaped the successful global organization that WACKER is today. Wacker Chemie AG was founded in Germany in 1914 and has grown into a respected brand that delivers innovative and quality solutions. WACKER has been in India for more than 20 years and is well represented in the Indian chemical sector. Partnering with Kolkata-based Metroark Pvt. Ltd. in 1998 strengthened its position in the Indian market for silicone products. For further information about WACKER in India, visit our website: www.wacker.com/india
BELSIL®, CAVAMAX®, ELASTOSIL®, GENIOPLAST®, GENIOSIL®, HDK®, SILFOAM®, SILPURAN®, SILRES®, POWERSOFT®, VINNAPAS®, VINNOL®, WETSOFT® are registered trademarks of Wacker Chemie AG.
CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTS FOR YOUR MARKETS WACKER is the market leader in silicones for personal care, hair care, health care, automotive, renewable energies, power transmission, power distribution and dispersible polymer powders for the construction industry. Dispersions for coatings, and adhesives and sealants for many key industries are other important parts of its extensive product portfolio. WACKER also manufactures cyclodextrins (emulsifiers and soluble dietary fibers) and 100% vegetarian-grade L-cystine and L-cysteine for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Construction WACKER gives the construction industry a unique and particularly diverse portfolio based on two chemical platforms, and created worldwide as individual solutions for individual markets and applications. Our dispersible polymer powders and dispersions are continually optimized to improve the key properties of your dry-mix mortar. Applications are tile adhesives, self-leveling compounds, skim coats, waterproofing membranes and ETICS. WACKER’s VAE-based dispersions are produced without the use of APEOs and have very low residual VAM, thus enabling formulation of paints without solvents or plasticizers. Our silicone products for buildings offer a wide variety of applications ranging from insulation materials to paints and plasters, impregnation and masonry injection. Innovative products based on WACKER’s award-winning alpha-silane technology are offering pioneering construction applications.
Health & Personal Care Silicones are playing an ever more important role in health and personal care because they have no known physiological effects. Sensitive siliconebased recipes and optimized formulations are tailored closely to the needs of the health and personal care industry, and meet market requirements for the production of innovative end products. WACKER silicone elastomers offer a comprehensive range of properties to meet a wide variety of demands. For example, very soft gels for external mammary protheses or wound care, soft rubber grades for catheters or masks and hard elastomers for robust tubing for the health care industry, as well as versatile silicones for bath care, hair care and color cosmetics, pyrogenic silicas for toothpastes and deodorants, and innovative cyclodextrins for skin care – especially the incorporation of demanding substances like retinol or vitamins. Another cutting-edge technology from our labs is cysteine, opening up a wide range of applications. Textiles No two fabrics are exactly the same. WACKER develops tailored textile auxiliaries for textile finishing and process optimization to satisfy your individual needs. Our products are most impressive on terry goods or other high-quality functional textiles. A pleasant soft hand, optimum moisture absorption, high wearer comfort and excellent dimensional stability – WACKER silicones provide your products with the functions and effects required by textiles. Our textile softener concentrates are highly effective building blocks for softener formulations.
Our Products For Your Application EL ASTOSIL ® GENIOSIL ® SILRES ® BS VINNAPAS ®
Health & Personal Care
Our Products For Your Application BELSIL ® CAVAMA X ® HDK ® L-cysteine; L-cystine SILFOAM ® SILPUR AN ®
Our Products For Your Application POWERSOF T ® WE TSOF T ®
Adhesives & Sealants
Our Products For Your Application HDK ® SILFOAM ® VINNAPAS ® VINNOL ®
Adhesives & Sealants Adhesives and sealants are vital products in many key industries. Their applications range from paper, packaging, wood and flooring adhesives to wind power and the automotive sector. WACKER supplies innovative products and technologies for these sectors so that customers can economically produce high-quality and environmentally-compatible adhesives and sealants tailored to their exact needs. WACKER is one of the market’s leading suppliers of dispersions for vinyl-based waterborne adhesives with an outstanding performance. Our surface coating resins and VC copolymers offer excellent adhesion properties on different types of materials and substrates, e. g. baking finishes and furniture varnishes. Renewable Energies Protecting the climate involves developing alternative technologies based on renewable raw materials, promoting environmentally-friendly power generation and providing reliable energy supplies. WACKER looks to wind power, solar thermal power and photovoltaics as future technologies for resource-friendly and sustainable energy production. With silicone rubber and silicone-rubber dispersions, we offer high-quality products with outstanding properties, and comprehensive services. Our special silicones for applications in the transmission and distribution industry optimize the properties of insulators, arresters, insulator coatings, cable accessories and transformers.
Food High-quality raw materials and additives from WACKER, as well as its technological solutions, enhance the quality of foodstuffs and optimize their production processes. We offer our customers a broad product portfolio of cyclodextrins, cysteine, polyvinyl acetates, pyrogenic silica and silicone emulsions focusing primarily on the market segments beverages, chewing gum, dairy products, food supplements and savory flavors. WACKER is committed to only manufacturing top-quality products, conforming to all important international standards. Automotive To secure a pole position in this key industry, energy-efficient technologies, cost optimization and new strategies are vitally important. WACKER’s innovative silicone materials make a significant contribution towards enhancing product and process competitiveness. Whether in cars or trucks, in automotive interiors or in engine compartments: WACKER products are vital to the automotive sector, representing tomorrow’s mobility right here and now. For example, WACKER developed silicone resins for hybrid engines and special auxiliaries for producing energy-saving lightweight car bodies. Our silicone solutions for the accurate production of reusable vacuum bags are a cost-efficient innovation for the composites industry.
Our Products For Your Application CAVAMA X ® HDK ®
Our Products For Your Application EL ASTOSIL ® POLYSILICON ® POWERSIL ®
Our Products For Your Application EL ASTOSIL ® C GENIOPL AST ® VINNAPAS ®
REPRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND ALWAYS CLOSE TO YOU WACKER started its activities in India in the 1990s. Today, WACKER is a regional market leader for silicone products, for textile, personal & household care and power transmission & distribution industries and also enjoys leadership status in the construction industry with its dispersible polymer powders. What’s more, it offers revolutionary products such as 100% vegetarian-grade cysteine and cyclodextrins, as well as gumbase for the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Wacker Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. (WCIN) and WMC (Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd) represent the Group on the subcontinent WCIN was incorporated in 2009 and handles marketing activities in India for dispersible polymer powders & dispersions, cysteine and cyclodextrins. The corporate office and technical center is situated in Mumbai. The Mumbai office also houses the WACKER ACADEMY which offers continually updated training courses on products and applications. Founded in 1998, WMC is active in Greater India’s important trade centers, with sales offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, as well as in Bangladesh. Key markets are sectors such as textiles, personal care, construction, coatings, power transmission and distribution, plastics, adhesives and packaging. The company also markets WACKER silicone sealants, silanes and pyrogenic silica in India.
Trusted High-Quality Standards in Manufacturing and Supply. With an annual production capacity exceeding 20,000 metric tons, WMC’s state-of-the-art production site in Amtala additionally has laboratories where product and process development and analysis of the plant’s products are carried out. The plant’s Environment Management Systems and Quality Management Systems are certified by international agencies by means of ISO 14001 and 9001 certifications. As part of a German conglomerate, the plant is also bound by strict EHSS norms. Environmental protection, alongside health and safety, is at the core of all WACKER processes, and WMC is committed to adhering to the guidelines laid down for production processes and employee safety.
KNOWLEDGE IS THE RAW MATERIAL OF THE FUTURE – OUR CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ARE SHARING IT WITH YOU Training WACKER India’s Mumbai facility is home to the WACKER ACADEMY, an innovative training center which equips customers, distributors, strategic partners and employees with up-to-the-minute technical knowledge. The courses on offer include theoretical presentations on the latest polymeric binders, dry-mix mortar systems and siliconebased building materials. The ACADEMY benefits WACKER in a number of ways: it helps the company to develop local talent and ensure that its employees are trained to the highest standard, and it offers an ideal opportunity to present its latest products and to get feedback from customers and partner enterprises. This allows WACKER to continuously refine its products and technologies in order to fulfill the specific needs of its clients in the region.
Support We want to provide our customers with excellent services whatever and wherever you need it. That is why we established 22 technical centers around the world. In India, we provide support from our site in Goregaon/Mumbai. Our laboratory specialist teams can test your products using local raw materials and develop the optimum formulation for your products. Practical support is also essential when our customers are expanding their business. From technical expertise to hands-on training, our specialists can provide you with the knowledge you need to achieve growth in new markets. Innovation We develop products that are vital for tomorrow’s world. That’s why we invest in research and development. Our innovative strength is reflected in the high sales percentage of new products. We know how to transfer new production methods from development to globally competitive plants. At WACKER, innovation also means “making what is good even better.” Our “Wacker Operating System” (WOS) program aims at systematically optimizing our processes. Employees receive the necessary training at our own WOS academies.
Get to know the WACKER ACADEMY: www.wacker.com/ wacker-academy
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY – WE CARE FOR YOU Sustainability The organization is committed to providing its customers with value-added solutions that have been developed to be market-oriented, energysaving and environmentally-friendly. Our products, technologies and processes meet the highest standards. For years, sustainability has been part of WACKER’s production and business processes. One of our greatest strengths is our closed material loops, where we use byproducts from one production stage as starting materials for making other products. This reduces our consumption of energy and other resources. Our actions are guided by the underlying principles of the UN’s Global Compact and the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative. Working at WACKER At WACKER, the success we achieve together is based on a supportive and challenging environment. By offering our employees basic and advanced training opportunities, we ensure that they can develop their skills, realize their potential, assume responsibility, act proactively and contribute their own ideas. What we expect is a performance-oriented mindset, coupled with sound professional and social skills. To this end, we want to provide secure jobs, exceptional employee benefits and a work culture that facilitates a positive work-life balance. Clearly focused on commercial success, we value teamwork that is based on mutual reliance, trust and fairness.
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• Sales and production sites, plus 20 technical centers, ensure you a local presence worldwide.
WACKER is one of the world’s leading and most research-intensive chemical companies, with total sales of €4.63 billion. Products range from silicones, binders and polymer additives for diverse industrial sectors to bio-engineered pharmaceutical actives and hyperpure silicon for semiconductor and solar applications. As a technology leader focusing on sustainability, WACKER promotes products and ideas that offer a high value-added potential to ensure that current and future generations enjoy a better quality of life
based on energy efficiency and protection of the climate and environment. Spanning the globe with five business divisions, we currently operate 24 production sites worldwide. WACKER is represented by subsidiaries and sales offices in 29 countries in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. With a workforce of 16,300, WACKER sees itself as a reliable innovation partner that develops trailblazing solutions for, and in collaboration with, its customers. WACKER also helps them boost their own success. Our technical
centers employ local specialists who assist customers worldwide in the development of products tailored to regional demands, supporting them during every stage of their complex production processes, if required. WACKER e-solutions are online services provided via our customer portal and as integrated process solutions. Our customers and business partners thus benefit from comprehensive information and reliable service to enable projects and orders to be handled fast, reliably and highly efficiently.
Visit us anywhere, anytime around the world at: www.wacker.com
all figures are based on fiscal 2012.
Your local partner: Wacker Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. Wacker House, CTS No. 521 Off. I.B. Patel Road Goregaon (E) Mumbai- 400 063, India Tel. +91 (22) 42365-500 [email protected]
Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. D.H. Road, Chandi, 24 Parganas (S) West Bengal, Kolkata 743 503, India Tel. +91 33 24072-100 [email protected]
The data presented in this brochure are in accordance with the present state of our knowledge but do not absolve the user from carefully checking all supplies immediately on receipt. We reserve the right to alter product constants within the scope of technical progress or new developments. The recommendations made in this brochure should be checked by preliminary trials because of conditions during processing over which we have no control, especially where other companies’ raw materials are also being used. The information provided by us does not absolve the user from the obligation of investigating the possibility of infringement of third parties’ rights and, if necessary, clarifying the position. Recommendations for use do not constitute a warranty, either express or implied, of the fitness or suitability of the product for a particular purpose.
Wacker Chemie AG Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4 81737 München, Germany Tel. +49 89 6279-1741 Fax +49 89 6279-1770 [email protected]