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plastic news WackerWacker, the Munich-based chemical group, officially opened its Silicones R&D Center located in Ann Arbor, MI.

In close proximity to Wacker’s Adrian, MI, facility, the new Silicones R&D Center is dedicated to support WACKER’s overall business and product development in North America.

Wacker’s new Silicones R&D Center is located at the co-work campus of the Michigan Innovation Headquarters (MI-HQ) in Ann Arbor, MI. It consists of labs for R&D and analytics and offers state-of-the-art lab environment for the development of new products dedicated to customers in the Americas. They will be operated by Wacker Chemical Corporation (WCC), Wacker’s Adrian, MI, based subsidiary for North and Central America and the North Andean region of South America, and staffed with highly specialized experts in the field of silicone and polymer chemistry. Investments for equipment and interior construction measures were in the single digit million US dollar range.

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