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The WACKER ACADEMY

14 WACKER ACADEMIES worldwide
10,000 participants worldwide
800 events worldwide
420 WACKER experts

Learning, Discussing and Sharing Together

Take advantage of our worldwide network of technical centers

Our 14 WACKER ACADEMIES on 5 continents offer you a unique, practical portfolio of seminars and training programs tailored to your specific needs.

Interdisciplinary, interactive, international

60 Years Leading the Market in Dispersible Polymer Powders

70 Years of Pioneering Work in Silicones

80 Years as the Number 1 Name in Dispersions

Plenty of Good Reasons to Choose the WACKER ACADEMY

Knowledge is the engine driving progress and development. Knowledge grows. It changes the world and offers all of us new opportunities and prospects. As a leader in the chemical industry with over 100 years of experience, our discoveries, products and chemical processes are at home in many key industries. We have immense technical expertise, and our solutions are in demand all over the world.

We would like to share this unique combination of expertise and experience with you. We firmly believe that the way to grow knowledge is to share it. And at the WACKER ACADEMY, we put a shared space at your disposal so you can do just that.

Looking for Training?

We always gear our programs toward the issues that are important to you

The WACKER ACADEMY’s guiding principle is: to analyze your needs jointly with you and then develop just the right training content and formats for you. This customized program could comprise specialized laboratory and product training or specific events. Through partnerships with ministries and educational institutions, we expand our knowledge network. In fact, your applications, products and solutions become training material in our labs – material tailored precisely to you and your needs. We work with you to find concrete answers and ideas for your market, and always in close collaboration with our technical centers and specialists.

What topics are you interested in? Use our Seminar Finder.

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Vivid, Exciting and Illuminating

Our training methods

Our seminars and training programs generally include both theory and practice. To that end, we present information to you in an exceptionally wide variety of formats:

  • Meetings for entering into discussion – symposia, expert panels or business lunches. We’ll find the right context for meeting with you to discuss the issues you care about.
  • Face-to-face training – in addition to presenting concepts both in theory and practice, the focus here is on your questions and on a one-on-one exchange with our trainers.
  • Live demos – we’ll show you the advantages of our products; either you can come to our technical centers or we’ll come to you.
  • Lectures and moderated discussions – benefit from the knowledge of our sales and technology experts

And What’s in It for You?

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You’ll Understand Our Products Better

Many of our products quite naturally need some explanation. At WACKER ACADEMY, you will learn about our products and their advantages in detail.

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Knowledge Transfer That Goes Both Ways

Innovation workshops, training for new employees, support from guest speakers and experts, and many other events keep us closely connected to you and your needs. And the benefits work both ways, incidentally: familiarizing ourselves with your specific demands means we can work with you to develop innovative solutions.

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We’ll Help You Navigate Trends – and We’ll Set Them Too

Our WACKER ACADEMY experts teach our customers about product standards and use certified test methods. But we take it one step further: we also influence the experts and standards of the future by holding events with chambers of commerce and professional associations and by giving presentations at colleges and universities.

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Industry-Specific Networking Platform

WACKER ACADEMY is also a platform for industry-specific networking – a global web of training and professional development opportunities that brings customers, distributors and our WACKER experts together for training courses in specific disciplines.

Specialists Who Share their Expertise

Our instructors know what they’re talking about and know your market

Take advantage of our extensive knowledge of markets and users. Our instructors are all specialists in their fields and share their comprehensive knowledge with our customers in a way that is understandable and interesting.

Like to hear more? Some of our instructors describe their seminars and seminar content here.

Dr. Marion Killat presents the WACKER ACADEMY’s “VINNAPAS® for Construction Applications” seminar.

When Specialists Share their Expertise

Our instructors know what they’re talking about and know your market

Take advantage of our extensive knowledge of markets and users. Our instructors are all specialists in their fields and share their comprehensive knowledge with our customers in a way that is understandable and interesting.

Like to hear more? Some of our instructors describe their seminars and seminar content here.

Marianne Kreuzpointner and Andreas Peic present the WACKER ACADEMY’s “Silicones for Construction” seminar.

When Specialists Share their Expertise

Our instructors know what they’re talking about and know your market

Take advantage of our extensive knowledge of markets and users. Our instructors are all specialists in their fields and share their comprehensive knowledge with our customers in a way that is understandable and interesting.

Like to hear more? Some of our instructors describe their seminars and seminar content here.

Dr. Tassilo Habereder presents the WACKER ACADEMY’s “Silicone Solutions for Personal Care” seminar.

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