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Wacker Chemie AG

Nünchritz, Germany

Saxony’s largest chemical-industry employer

Nünchritz has been an important chemical site since as far back as 1900. After a varied history, we took over the plant in 1998. By modernizing and extending its production facilities, as well as expanding its infrastructure, environmental protection and safety equipment, we laid the foundation for a successful future. With around 1,500 employees, our Nünchritz plant is the largest chemical-industry employer in Saxony.

We produce silicon-based chemical substances, including some 200 different silicones, pyrogenic silica and hyperpure polycrystalline silicon for the solar industry. The plant also operates a cartridge-filling facility for silicone adhesives and sealants. The low-waste and energy-efficient production complex continues to cut energy consumption and reduces the environmental impact of wastewater and emissions. Our quality and environmental management has been certified to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 for many years and the plant has been a member of Saxony’s Environmental Alliance since 2001.

Safety is a top priority for us – meaning we have suitably high technical standards to minimize potential risks for our employees, neighbors and the environment. Our plant fire department is always ready to deal with emergencies.

Site-Specific Facts & Figures

  • Name: Wacker Chemie AG
  • Location: approx. 45 km northwest of Dresden
  • Area: 1.3 million m²
  • Employees: approx. 1,500
  • Products: silanes, silicones, pyrogenic silica and polycrystalline silicon for solar installations
  • The Nünchritz site is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 22716, in addition to being a member of Saxony’s Environment Alliance.
  • Optimization of the hydrogen plant at the Nünchritz site led to natural gas savings of 15%.