Wacker announces price increases for polymer resin product lines

The Munich based WACKER Group will implement an additional price surcharge of up to 10 percent for its VINNAPAS®, VINNOL® und VINNEX® resin product ranges. The surcharge is temporary and will be effective for orders shipped as of July 1 or as contracts allow. The price increase comes in addition to pricing measures previously announced this year and is necessitated by continuously rising costs and expenditures for raw materials and logistics. The company’s business division WACKER POLYMERS is committed to maintaining a reliable and consistent supply of polymer resins to its customer

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Wacker will manufacture upstream products for building protection agents and binders at its Nünchritz site

Wacker Group has started to build a liquid resins unit at its Nünchritz site. This unit will supply key upstream products for formulating silicone based building protection agents and binders for exterior paints and industrial coatings. At the moment, only Wacker’s Burghausen site produces these substances. Scheduled to go on stream at the end of 2022, the new unit will close important material loops and so further increase the cost-effectiveness of Wacker’s integrated production system. Capital spending amounts to some €30 million.

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