The demand for waterproof coatings in China has been increasing as the real estate market booms. Meanwhile, with the rising consumption level, the Chinese consumers become more demanding. Solvent-free and environment-friendly waterproof coatings with low odor and high performance are highly appreciated in the market. Aiming to further strengthen their upstream-downstream cooperation in the waterproof coatings industry, the “Oriental Yuhong – WACKER Chemicals Joint Lab” project will enable the two companies to work together, jointly developing waterproof coatings based on VAE dispersions to meet the market demand for high performance and environmentally-friendly building materials. Both companies have set up an “Oriental Yuhong – WACKER Chemicals Joint Lab” in their respective workplaces and have agreed on specific projects, goals and work plans for the next two years.
“As the global leader in VAE technology, we provide solutions to the challenges currently facing the waterproofing industry,” said Dr. Christoph Riemer, Vice President of Consumer & Industrial Polymers at WACKER Group during the opening ceremony. “By establishing the joint lab with Oriental Yuhong and carrying out project cooperation, we will be able to better understand the downstream market needs and further reinforce our position as an innovative partner in the coatings industry of China.”