Wacker's VAE plant in Nanjing, China is up and running.
Wacker, the Munich-based chemical group, began supplying vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions from its plant in Nanjing, China, on July 1. The site offers VAE copolymer dispersions and dispersible polymer powders for the construction, coatings, adhesives and other industries. Wacker’s Nanjing site 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, according to the company, and has a staff of roughly 100 employees.