Wacker Chemical Corporation

Chino, California, USA

Customized silicone rubber applications

The skyscrapers of Los Angeles are just 60 kilometers away, and yet Chino, surrounded by strawberry fields and close to the San Gabriel mountains, is a completely different world. This is where SILMIX® California is located, a subsidiary of Wacker Chemical Corporation.

Under the brand name SILMIX®, we produce ready-to-use silicone rubber compounds both here and in North Canton, Ohio. These compounds are used to manufacture products such as gaskets for the aviation and aerospace industries, electrically and thermally conductive silicones for the microelectronics sector, and therapeutic compounds or silicones for medical applications. From Chino we deliver to the US, our primary market, but also to international customers around the world.

Alongside standard products, our facility’s main focus is on customized, individual specialty applications. Creativity and expertise are in demand here and we know our customers’ needs inside out. This outstanding customer service is what sets us apart: we are regularly named best supplier by our key customers.

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, California attaches great importance to renewable energy, a sector that offers significant growth prospects. We support projects that help to preserve our natural resources – including an ongoing project at the University of California, Berkeley.

Site-Specific Facts & Figures

  • Name: Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • Location: a suburb of Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Area: 10,000 m²
  • Employees: around 40
  • Products: silicone rubber compounds and basic mixtures, moldmaking and therapeutic compounds, fluorosilicones
  • The site is certified to ISO 9001 and observes the environmental protection guidelines set out by the global chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative.