MUNICH, Germany/NANJING, China – WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, began supplying vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions from its plant in Nanjing, China, on July 1. The fully integrated site offers VAE copolymer dispersions and dispersible polymer powders for the construction, coatings, adhesives and other industries. WACKER is thus strengthening its position as a supplier of high-quality binders and polymer additives in China.

The WACKER Nanjing site is a fully integrated production complex that serves the entire product line from vinyl-acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions to dispersible polymer powders. Located in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, the site produces VINNAPAS® VAE copolymer dispersions with a current capacity of about 50,000 metric tons per year, depending on product mix. In addition, the Nanjing site offers an annual capacity of 30,000 metric tons of dispersible powder. It is the largest plant of its kind in China. WACKER has a staff of some 100 employees at its Nanjing facility.