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Construction Materials – WACKER ACADEMY Seminars

Would you like to learn from our construction chemistry experts and take your practical knowledge to the next level? Then WACKER ACADEMY is right for you. Whether you’re interested in walls, flooring, exteriors or roofs, our seminars will give you insight into the full world of construction.

Construction Materials in Theory and Practice

WACKER offers a unique, unusually wide range of products for construction materials. From perfect self-leveling flooring compounds with VINNAPAS® polymer powder to silicone resins as binders for paints and plasters – WACKER ACADEMY seminars will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the advantages of polymeric binders and silicones and of their wide variety of applications.

You will discover the technical and economic potential of our products in detail and will learn how you can best use them in construction chemicals. You will immediately be able to translate what you have learned into practical experiments.

Turning theory into practice is not easy. “So how do you apply the material? How often? What tools do you need?” Trial and error is the best way to find the answers. And we give you the space you need to do just that.”

Georgy Syaduk, head of WACKER ACADEMY in Russia

You will also learn about current market trends, potential savings, quality problems and solutions. We offer a platform that allows you to share your experiences, learn from others, discuss current trends and topics, and meet with colleagues from your field.

Seminars for Construction Materials

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Construction Materials Advanced Application Techniques for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This course will introduce the ETICS market, the state of technology, issues and current market trends. We will share a case study and quality control solutions for ETICS, and demonstrate in detail how to apply ETICS correctly and to test the whole system.

Upon request

Construction Materials Basics of Hybrid Polymers for Sealants and Adhesives

Japan (Tsukuba) Instructor-led training Customers

This seminar presents the basics of hybrid polymers, including the product portfolio, applications, formulations, the production process, and differences from Kaneka MS polymers.

Upon request

Construction Materials Ceramic Tile Adhesives and Tile Grouts

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This two-day seminar offers a mix of theory and hands-on experience with different tile adhesives and tile grouts. Course content will also include the main benefits of using VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders.

Upon request

Construction Materials Concrete Protection and Impregnation

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Distributors

This course presents the latest technology for repair mortar applications and describes the use of silicone in concrete impregnation.

Upon request

Construction Materials Cut Costs with Energy-Efficient Facades

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This one-day seminar provides a good mix of theory and hands-on experience, focusing on the effectiveness of EIFS.

Upon request

Construction Materials Dry-Mix Mortar and Its Various Applications

India (Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru) Instructor-led training

This seminar presents the range of WACKER’s high-quality polymer binders and addresses the requirements and properties of VINNAPAS® for dry-mix mortars.

Upon request

Construction Materials Dry-Mix Mortars with VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This two-day seminar offers a good mix of theory and practice on key dry-mix mortar applications and the benefits of using VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions.

Upon request

Construction Materials Dry-Mix Mortars with VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

USA (Adrian, Allentown, Dalton) Instructor-led training

This seminar will show you the benefits of using VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions in dry-mix mortar applications.

Upon request

Construction Materials Dry-Mix Mortars with VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

USA (Adrian, Allentown, Dalton) Instructor-led training

This seminar will show you the benefits of using VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions in dry-mix mortar applications.

Upon request

Construction Materials Energy-Efficient Facades with WACKER Construction Chemicals

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This two-day seminar offers a mix of theory and practice on the main pillars of EIFS and the key benefits of using VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and SILRES®products.

Upon request

Construction Materials Experienced Building Protection with SREP

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

Learn more about silicone hydrophobization agents for protecting facades, silicone chemistry, formulations and test methods for primers, paints and plasters.

Upon request

Construction Materials External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

This seminar will give you an overview of ETICS components and the advantages of using polymer binders. Market trends, requirements, standards and test methods will be discussed as well.

Upon request

Construction Materials Fundamentals of Dry-Mix Mortars

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This course will present the applications of VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions in dry-mix mortars. Content will also include a discussion of guideline formulations and an introduction to key test methods, standards, formulation development and testing.

Upon request

Construction Materials Fundamentals of Dry-Mix Mortars

Southeast Asia (Singapore) Instructor-led training

This seminar will introduce VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and their benefits in dry-mix mortars. Course content also includes the main applications of VINNAPAS®polymer powders and corresponding test methods.

Upon request

Construction Materials Fundamentals of Polymer Binders

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

In this seminar you will learn about the advantages of VINNAPAS® polymer powders and dispersions for dry mixes, formulations, standards and test methods.

Upon request

Construction Materials Fundamentals of Polymer Binders

Southeast Asia (Singapore) Instructor-led training

This seminar provides an introduction to polymer chemistry, describing the functions and applications of VINNAPAS® and the uses of dispersible polymer powders in mortars.

Upon request

Construction Materials Innovative Construction Materials with Silicones

South America (São Paulo) Instructor-led training

This seminar focuses on novel, innovative silicone chemistries for the construction industry, with a special emphasis on antigraffiti and flooring coatings.

Upon request

Construction Materials Introduction to Silicone Construction Chemicals

South Korea (Pangyo) Instructor-led training

This seminar presents the excellent water-repellent characteristics of WACKER silicone products and their applicability to various building materials. The course focuses primarily on concrete protection and silicone resin emulsion paints.

Upon request

Construction Materials Introduction to WACKER Silicone Sealants for the Construction Industry

South Korea (Pangyo) Instructor-led training Distributors

This seminar introduces participants to the range of WACKER sealants and adhesives, addresses their applications and explains WACKER labeling conventions.

Upon request

Construction Materials Laboratory Course: Fundamentals of Dry-Mix Mortars

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

Learn more about current eco labels, European standards, and different quality control test methods for dry-mix mortars.

Upon request

Construction Materials Long-Term Durability and Quality of CTAs (Ceramic Tile Adhesives), and the Impact of Stress on Ceram

South Korea (Pangyo) Instructor-led training Customers

This course will focus on the long-term durability and quality of polymer binders in ceramic tile adhesives, and on their ability to protect against the impact of stress on ceramic tile. The seminar provides in-depth knowledge, compares non-modified and modified CTAs, and provides information on the differences between KS, ISO and ANSI standards.

Upon request

Construction Materials Marketing Polymer-Modified Dry-Mix Mortars

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This course will introduce marketing strategies for dry-mix mortar products and the 4P principle (product, price, place and promotion). We will also share successful examples of dry-mix mortar marketing.

Upon request

Construction Materials Optimized Flooring Compounds with VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This two-day seminar offers a mix of theory and hands-on experience surrounding the key properties of self-leveling compounds. Course content will also include the main benefits of using VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders.

Upon request

Construction Materials Optimized Tile Adhesives with VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training Customers

In this seminar you will learn the key advantages of VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders in different tile adhesives.

Upon request

Construction Materials Optimized Tile Adhesives with VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

India (Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru) Instructor-led training Customers, Distributors

In this seminar you will learn the key advantages of VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders in different tile adhesives.

Upon request

Construction Materials Perfect Floor Screeds - Self-Leveling Flooring Compounds

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This one-day seminar offers a good mix of theory and practice, focusing on the effectiveness of flooring compounds.

Upon request

Construction Materials Perfect Floor Surfaces - VINNAPAS® Polymer Binders in Self-Leveling Floor Screeds

USA (Adrian, Allentown, Dalton) Instructor-led training

This course will show you the advantages of using VINNAPAS® polymer binders in self-leveling floor screeds

Upon request

Construction Materials Perfect Floor Surfaces – Polymer Binders in Self-Leveling Floor Screeds

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This seminar offers an overview of different types of SLCs, the importance of polymer binders for SLCs, and mineral binder systems and their effects. We will also demonstrate how to formulate compounds correctly, discuss testing and share current market trends.

Upon request

Construction Materials Perfect Floor Surfaces – Polymer Binders in Self-Leveling Floor Screeds

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

The seminar focuses on different types of self-leveling flooring compounds (SLCs), the advantage of using polymer binders for this application, current eco labels and European standards for floor screeds.

Upon request

Construction Materials Perfect Self-Leveling Flooring Compounds with VINNAPAS® Polymer Powder

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training Customers

This seminar covers the potential uses and advantages of polymeric binders in self-leveling flooring compounds (SLCs).

Upon request

Construction Materials Preventing Water Loss with Cementitious Waterproofing Systems

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This one-day seminar offers a good mix of theory and practice, focusing on the effectiveness of cementitious waterproofing systems.

Upon request

Construction Materials Quality Control for Dry-Mix Mortar Production

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training Customers

This course will introduce test methods and quality control measures for dry-mix mortar products, including raw materials, processes and products.

Upon request

Construction Materials Reliable, Lasting Protection for Building Fabric

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training Customers

This seminar will provide a highly practical overview of the potential applications of silicones in the construction industry.

Upon request

Construction Materials SILRES® for Construction Applications

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training

This seminar will teach participants what they need to know to make ideal use of potential opportunities for silicones in construction chemicals.

Nov 04, 2020 (08:30 AM Europe/Berlin) - Nov 05, 2020 (05:00 PM Europe/Berlin) English

Construction Materials Silane Applications for Concrete Protection

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This course will introduce silane and silicone applications for reliable concrete protection and water-repellent treatments.

Upon request

Construction Materials Silanes for Concrete Protection

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

This seminar will give you an overview of SILRES® silicone impregnating agents for concrete protection, and will familiarize you with important tests and standards.

Upon request

Construction Materials Silanes for Concrete Protection

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This one-day seminar about SILRES® impregnating agents for concrete is a good mixture of theoretical presentations and practical training in our lab.

Upon request

Construction Materials Silicone Coatings for Flooring Applications

Middle East and Africa (Dubai) Instructor-led training Customers

This one-day seminar offers a mix of theory and practice surrounding key aspects of innovative silane-terminated binders used for the impregnation of cementitious floorings.

Upon request

Construction Materials Silicones for Construction Applications: Basics

South America (São Paulo) Instructor-led training

This seminar will focus on the basics of silicone chemistry for construction applications, and will cover the functionalities of silicone resins and its precursors, which are the key ingredients for making mineral substrates water repellent.

Upon request

Construction Materials Silicones in Masonry Protection

Southeast Asia (Singapore) Instructor-led training

This course provides an introduction to the significance of silicone chemistry and to the mode of action of silicones in the construction industry

Upon request

Construction Materials Silicones in Masonry Protection

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This seminar will explain the significance and mechanisms of silicones for the construction industry. It will also introduce applications in masonry protection, test methods and standards, and will discuss formulation guidelines and testing.

Upon request

Construction Materials Special Applications of Dry-Mix Mortars

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This seminar provides an overview of products and of current market trends around the world and in China. Participants will be introduced to applications for self-leveling repair mortars and sealing slurries, as well as to formulation guidelines, the various functions of materials and additives, and formulation development and testing.

Upon request

Construction Materials The Importance of Polymer Binders in ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems) and TIR (

South Korea (Pangyo) Instructor-led training Customers

This construction materials seminar is offered by Korean distributor Chemicon in cooperation with Poraver. Here WACKER provides a basic introduction to the global market trend toward ETICS and on the status of ETICS in Korea.

Upon request

Construction Materials The Importance of Polymer Binders in Tile Adhesives and Tile Grouts

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This course will introduce you to the advantages of polymer binders in tile adhesives and tile grouts, provide a comparison of thick-bed vs. thin-bed technologies, explain how to apply thin-bed technology effectively and describe the role of polymer-modified tile adhesives & tile grouts.

Upon request

Construction Materials The New Trend of Building Decoration in China: Non-Efflorescence Cementitious Decorative Plasters

China (Shanghai) Instructor-led training

This course will introduce participants to cementitious decorative plasters, their characteristics, formulation development, production, applications, and QC. Instructors will present WACKER’s solutions for non-efflorescence cementitious decorative plasters and share success stories.

Upon request

Construction Materials Understanding VINNAPAS® VAE Dispersion Technology for a Variety of Substrates

South Korea (Pangyo) Instructor-led training

This seminar will provide participants with a comprehensive explanation of VINNAPAS®VAE chemistry, with a focus on suitable applications and recent market trends.

Upon request

Construction Materials VINNAPAS® for Construction Applications

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training Distributors

In addition to providing an introduction to the chemical processes underlying our polymeric binders, this course will focus primarily on reviewing their most important applications.

May 27, 2020 (08:30 AM Europe/Berlin) - May 29, 2020 (05:00 PM Europe/Berlin) German

Construction Materials VINNAPAS® for Construction Applications II

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training Customers

This seminar will give you a more in-depth understanding of cement, polymeric binders and their applications.

Sep 22, 2020 (08:30 AM Europe/Berlin) - Sep 24, 2020 (04:00 PM Europe/Berlin) English

Construction Materials VINNAPAS® for Construction Applications II

Europe (Burghausen) Instructor-led training Distributors

This seminar will give you a more in-depth understanding of cement, polymeric binders and their applications.

Oct 06, 2020 (08:30 AM Europe/Berlin) - Oct 08, 2020 (04:00 PM Europe/Berlin) English

Construction Materials WACKER Polymer Dispersions for Decorative Coatings

Russia (Moscow) Instructor-led training Customers

This course will give you an overview of WACKER® VAE dispersions for water-based decorative coatings, the coatings market, quality requirements and some test methods for ready-to-use products.

Upon request

Construction Materials Webinar: Perfect Floor Installation with VINNAPAS®

Europe (Burghausen) Webinar Distributors

This webinar will provide some preliminary insight into the use of polymeric binders in the production of mineral-based self-leveling flooring compounds (SLCs).

Upon request

Construction Materials Webinar: The Ideal Cementitious Tile Adhesive (CTA) with VINNAPAS®

Europe (Burghausen) Webinar Distributors

This webinar will provide some preliminary insight into the use of polymeric binders in various grades of tile adhesive.

Upon request

Construction Materials Webinar: VINNAPAS® Dispersions as Ideal Binders for State-of-the-Art Architectural Paints

Europe (Burghausen) Webinar Distributors

This webinar offers an initial overview of the uses and advantages of dispersions for decorative interior and exterior paints.

Upon request

Construction Materials Webinar: Welcome to the World of VINNAPAS®

Europe (Burghausen) Webinar Distributors

This seminar provides a beginner’s overview of the many applications and advantages of polymeric binders.

Upon request

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