Milestones

1993

  • Sales office opens in Taipei and Hong Kong

1995

  • Opening of sales offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou

1998

  • New sales offices in Beijing and Hsinchu
Technical Center

2000

The first regional technical center is set up in Shanghai

2003

  • Regional headquarters moved from Hong Kong to Shanghai

2004

  • WACKER started silicone emulsion production in Shanghai

2005

  • PVAc production begins in Wuxi
  • Launch of production plant for dispersible polymer powders in Zhangjiagang
  • Launch of joint venture with Dymatic Chemical Inc.
Zhangjiagang Site

2006

Start up of silicone downstream production in Zhangjiagang (silicone elastomers and sealants)

2008

  • Start of silicone emulsion and pyrogenic silica production in Zhangjiagang
Nanjing Site

2009

Start of dispersible powder and vinyl acetate ethylene dispersion production in Nanjing

2010

  • Launch of silicone polymers and fluids production plant in Zhangjiagang
  • Opening of new sales office in Chengdu
  • Inauguration of siloxane production plant (joint venture with partner) in Zhangjiagang

2011

  • Established R&D departments in Greater China
Shanghai Center

2012

Opening of new WACKER Shanghai Center

2015

  • Commissioning of polyvinyl acetate plant at Nanjing

2017

  • R & D expansion in WACKER Shanghai Center

2019

  • WACKER Shanghai Center Opens New Lab for Food Applications, and New Competence Center for Cement and Concrete Applications

Company History

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Company History