Welcome to WACKER
WACKER has been supplying chemical products to Korea since the mid-1980s. In 1996, the local subsidiary, Wacker Chemicals Korea Inc. was established for turnkey operations within the country.
In 1996, the local subsidiary, Wacker Chemicals Korea Inc. was established for turnkey operations within the country. WACKER bought out vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) polymers business from its long-standing partner, Air Products, in 2008, including the production facilities in Ulsan in the south-east of Korea. In 2010, the German chemical company acquired Lucky Silicone brand from Henkel Technologies Korea Ltd. together with the production plant in Jincheon, south-east of Seoul, the capital of Korea.
For stronger market presence and technology development in the region
Wacker Chemicals Korea opened a new silicones R&D center, COEE (Center of Electronics Excellence) in 2012, and completed the integration and expansion by relocating its Suwon Polymers R&D center and Seoul offices to Pangyo in a suburb of Seoul. In 2018, to respond high quality binders for growing construction Asian market, polymers technical R&D center moved to new premises in Anyang, Seoul near by Pangyo. The silicones R&D center and expanded polymers technical center in South Korea are designed to develop customized high-performance products, collaborate with its customers for new product development and provide prompt technical services tailored to the accelerating needs of industry.
Wacker Chemicals Korea is dedicated to green and energy-efficient technologies to develop innovative silicone and polymer material
Wacker Chemicals Korea received the Minister Award from the Ministry of Environment in the category of 2010 Healthy Housing for its eco-friendly products to improve indoor air quality and maintain a pollutant-free indoor environment. In the same year, the Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice honored it with the Excellence Award for manufacturing industry in the 10th Best Foreign Corporation Award in recognition of Wacker Chemicals Korea’s core values in transparency in management, legal compliance and financial performance.
Robust competitiveness of Wacker Chemicals Korea lies in pursuing efficient management and aligning the company’s innovation effort to megatrends and to dynamic developments in specific technological and customer segments. The Group and Wacker Chemicals Korea are a globally active chemical leader making strides in a variety of sectors, such as the electrical, electronic and automotive industries.
Offering Diversity Leveraging Potential
The Asian Region – South Korea
Have a closer look at Lucky Silicone, a product by Wacker Chemie AG. Lucky Silicone, a brand of high-quality construction sealants, contributes by enhancing the durability of building materials through its excellent elasticity, weather-proofing performance, and strong adhesive strength.