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Wacker starts operating production lines in Burghausen

August 15, 2011

Wacker started operating several silicone-polymer production lines at its Burghausen, Germany site. The lines are for high-purity specialty silicones, encapsulation and coating compounds, as well as UV-activated silicones for the medical, LED and electronics industries. As these products must meet particularly high quality and purity requirements, a new clean room facility was added to the site. The new facility is operating according to selected Good Manufacturing Practice principles. The new clean-operations facility produces Silpuran and Elastosil silicone elastomers for medical applications, as well as Lumisil, Semicosil and Silgel silicone products for encapsulating and coating electronic components. There is also a production line for UV silicones.

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