Press Releases 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Corona Pandemic: WACKER to Hold Virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2022 to Protect Participants’ Health
Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, Wacker Chemie AG has decided to hold next year’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled for May 20, 2022, as a virtual event without the physical presence of its shareholders or their proxies.
Dec 08, 2021
Aleph Farms and WACKER Develop Open Supply Chain Solution for Proteins Used in Large-Scale Production of Cultivated Meat
Aleph Farms, the first cultivated meat company to grow steaks directly from non-genetically engineered animal cells and WACKER, a supplier of leading protein production technologies, today announced the development of streamlined production processes for essential growth medium proteins to cost-effectively grow cultivated meat.
Nov 30, 2021
WACKER Presents Additives for Biodegradable Plastics at the European Bioplastics Conference
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, is showcasing two additives for processing biodegradable plastics at the 16th European Bioplastics Conference: its VINNEX® additive system based on polyvinylacetate technology and its silicone-based performance additive GENIOPLAST® for thermoplastics and engineering plastics. Both additives enhance the processing and material properties of bioplastics.
Oct 12, 2021
Prokarium and Wacker Biotech Sign Manufacturing Contract for Prokarium’s Microbial Immunotherapy for Bladder Cancer Patients
Prokarium, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the oncology field of microbial immunotherapy, and Wacker Biotech announced today that they had signed a contract for the manufacturing of Prokarium’s microbial novel immunotherapy for bladder cancer.
Sep 27, 2021
Compounding World Expo 2021 - Highly Effective Additive Combination for Biodegradable Plastics
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, is showcasing two products for processing biodegradable plastics at the Compounding World Expo 2021: its VINNEX® additive system based on polyvinyl-acetate technology and its silicone-based performance additive GENIOPLAST® for many thermoplastics.
Jul 26, 2021
WACKER Presents Innovation Award for Novel Manufacturing Process for Polymer Dispersions
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, has presented an in-house German-Chinese team with the 2021 Alexander Wacker Innovation Award for developing and launching a novel process for producing vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) polymer dispersions.
May 06, 2021
CAVACURMIN®: Study Reveals Increased Metabolic Bioavailability of Tetrahydrocurcumin
A study recently published in the Journal of Functional Foods shows that ingestion of the curcumin-cyclodextrin complex CAVACURMIN® leads to an increased metabolic bioavailability of tetrahydrocurcumin.
Mar 31, 2021
Project for Generating Green Hydrogen and Renewable Methanol Reaches Next Selection Stage for EU Funding
Wacker Chemie AG’s project funding proposal to the European Union for building a production complex for green hydrogen and renewable methanol at its Burghausen site has reached the next selection stage.
Mar 02, 2021
WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices for Dispersions, Resins and Dispersible Powders globally
WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices for dispersions, resins and dispersible polymer powders globally. Effective March 15, 2021, prices for its complete product range will be increased by up to ten percent, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the increase in raw material costs and extreme tightness on various raw materials.
Feb 03, 2021
WACKER Strengthens Biologics Business by Acquiring US-Based Plasmid DNA Manufacturer Genopis
The Munich-based chemical company WACKER is acquiring 100 percent of the shares in pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Genopis Inc. from Helixmith Co Ltd, Seoul (South Korea) and Medivate Partners LLC, Seoul (South Korea).
Jan 07, 2021
WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices for Dispersions and Solid Resins in Europe, the Middle East and in Africa
WACKER POLYMERS is to raise prices for vinyl acetate dispersions of the VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® brands, polyvinyl alcohol solutions – brand name POLYVIOL® – and VINNAPAS® solid resins in Europe, the Middle East and in Africa.