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Product and Process Innovation Is a WACKER Strength

Our approach to achieving sustainable growth

With an innovation strategy that closely reflects market needs, we ensure your long-term market success and competitive advantage.

Innovation in Numbers 2018

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260

on-going research projects tracked centrally

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3900

active patents

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165

R&D spend in €m

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1700

pending patent applications

WACKER Takes a Systematic Approach to Innovation

Before we start a new project, we scrutinize it in terms of customer benefits, sales potential, profitability and technology position. After all, it takes more than just a good idea to set up an efficient process and provide you with a marketable product.

Our R&D Activities Focus on Two Key Areas: Process Innovations and Product Innovations

Product Innovations

In making product innovations, we focus on developing new products and enhancing existing ones – paying close attention to specific customer applications at all times. We explore how we can achieve the best technological solution to ensure your commercial success.

Process Innovations

Our process innovations enable us to continually optimize our production methods, which in turn lowers the cost of making our products. Our customers and employees kick-start a great many ideas for process optimization. What is invaluable is knowledge transfer between three distinct groups: you, the customers that use our products, the distributors that market them, and the WACKER research teams that develop them.

Award-Winning WACKER Innovation

WACKER won an innovation award for HELISOL® in 2017.

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