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Wacker opens new Technical Centre in Istanbul

December 2017

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its range of services in Turkey by opening a technical centre for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul.  The facility will serve as an application and test laboratory for polymeric binders and silicones. 

This new technical center is Wacker Chemie AG’s response to Turkey’s sustained economic growth. “Our customers’ rising sales volumes are being joined by higher quality and service requirements, which we are now even better able to meet with our new local test facility,” says Wacker's Auguste Willems.  "The region’s construction industry, in particular, is experiencing an upturn, resulting in a growing need for advice.  Wacker's new technical centre is ideally positioned for this trend.  The new facility enables, for example, testing of specific properties of tile adhesives and external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), the two key applications for Vinnapas dispersible polymer binders from Wacker.  It has, for example, modern laboratory equipment for analyses of viscosity and air-pore content or the curing time of fresh mortars.  Furthermore, it offers the possibility of testing the properties of hardened mortars as required by various standards, such as EN 12004 or EN 13499.  The properties that can be tested include adhesive, flexural and compressive strengths, as well as water-vapoir permeability and impact resistance.  Moreover, the new centre is equipped to examine products under varying climatic conditions, for instance applying ETICS adhesives at low temperatures."

More at: https://www.wacker.com

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