WACKER and Oriental Yuhong Launched a Joint Lab Project
Beijing/Shanghai, Apr 18, 2019
Today, a joint lab project between Wacker Chemie AG and Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd. was officially launched in Beijing, aiming to further strengthen the upstream-downstream cooperation in the waterproof coatings industry. With the joint labs set up in respective workplaces, the two companies will work together on the fundamental research and the application research of waterproof coatings based on VAE technology, so as to meet the market demand for high performance and environmentally-friendly building materials.
The demand for waterproof coatings in China has been increasing as the real estate market booms. Meanwhile, with the rising consumption level, the Chinese consumers become more demanding. Solvent-free and environment-friendly waterproof coatings with low odor and high performance are highly appreciated in the market. Aiming to further strengthen their upstream-downstream cooperation in the waterproof coatings industry, the “Oriental Yuhong – WACKER Chemicals Joint Lab” project will enable the two companies to work together, jointly developing waterproof coatings based on VAE dispersions to meet the market demand for high performance and environmentally-friendly building materials. Both companies have set up an “Oriental Yuhong – WACKER Chemicals Joint Lab” in their respective workplaces and have agreed on specific projects, goals and work plans for the next two years.
“As the global leader in VAE technology, we provide solutions to the challenges currently facing the waterproofing industry,” said Dr. Christoph Riemer, Vice President of Consumer & Industrial Polymers at WACKER Group during the opening ceremony. “By establishing the joint lab with Oriental Yuhong and carrying out project cooperation, we will be able to better understand the downstream market needs and further reinforce our position as an innovative partner in the coatings industry of China.”
“Being the largest waterproof system service provider in China, Oriental Yuhong share with WACKER a common goal of scientific and technological innovation and sustainable development. The establishment of the joint lab will help enhance the all-round strategic cooperation between the two parties, allowing us to work together to provide high-performance, environment-friendly products and solutions to the Chinese waterproofing market,” added Alvin Hu, Vice President Polymers at WACKER Greater China.
Xiang Jinming, President of Oriental Yuhong Group, also attended the opening ceremony today and spoke highly of the project. “WACKER has solid R&D foundation and rich application experience in VAE and silicone technologies, providing a wide range of products. The strategic cooperation with WACKER will further enhance our technological edges in the construction waterproofing business, and support Oriental Yuhong to pursue our vision of providing durable, safe and sustainable structures for human society.”
VAE dispersion-based waterproof coatings can offer long-lasting and reliable waterproof protection, which can be widely applied in kitchens, bathrooms, terraces, swimming pools, structural concrete surface protection systems and basement walls. As VINNAPAS® dispersions have extremely low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and no Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEO) in its raw materials, VINNAPAS® modified cement-based waterproof coatings offer not only high-performance application but also environment-friendly benefits.