Wacker extends silicones supply

MUNICH-based chemicals group Wacker has tied up with Spanish silicones compounder Siliconas Silam to sell ready-to-use products made from Wacker silicone rubber base under its own label. Customers include the
automotive, construction, cable and household goods industries. Siliconas Silam has been compounding
and marketing the German firm’s products in the region for more than a decade. Silicone compounds are
usually made by mixing crosslinker, pigments and other additives into the rubber base. Typical applications range from high temperature-resistant hoses for the automotive sector to cable insulation and to heat-resistant gaskets for oven doors. (PRA)