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WACKER POLYMERS Introduces New Nomenclature for VINNAPAS® Dispersible Polymer Powders

Published on 2006-10-11. Author : SpecialChem

Effective January 1, 2007, WACKER POLYMERS is changing the nomenclature of its polymer binders and will distribute its VINNAPAS® brand of dispersible polymer powders under new names. The aim is to simplify communications with customers, distributors and research facilities worldwide via a uniform and internationally understandable nomenclature. Moreover, the new concept intends to enhance product recognition and transparency in terms of properties and areas of application.

WACKER POLYMERS is a world-leading producer of vinyl acetate copolymers, used primarily as construction industry binders. Under the VINNAPAS® brand, WACKER POLYMERS has been offering an extensive range of versatile vinyl acetate-derived copolymers and terpolymers for nearly 50 years.

The product names that have evolved over time will be replaced with uniform terms based on information relevant to customers. The new, internationally understandable names are intended to organize and simplify global communications. Plus, the names contain key data such as the polymer base used and the flexibility of each specific type of dispersible polymer powder. The new nomenclature takes effective in January 2007 and replaces the previous names. These new product names should further strengthen the VINNAPAS® brand, which has been a sign of quality, reliability and partnership to customers for decades.

VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders are thermoplastic, plasticizer-free polymers derived primarily from vinyl acetate and ethylene. They serve as film-forming binders in numerous applications, including tile adhesives, joint fillers, mineral plasters, sealing slurries, gypsum, repair mortars, self-leveling flooring compounds and powder paints. They enhance important properties in the end product, such as adhesion, cohesion, flexibility and flexural strength. Water retentivity, processing properties and weatherability also benefit from VINNAPAS®.


WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymer additives in the form of dispersions and dispersible polymer powders, polyvinyl acetates, surface coating resins, polyvinyl butyrals and polyvinyl alcohol solutions. These products are processed by companies in industries such as construction, paper and adhesives, as well as by manufacturers of printing inks and surface coatings. WACKER POLYMERS currently has production sites in Germany, China and the U.S., as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions. In 2005, the business division generated sales of €474 million, representing some 17 percent of total Group sales.


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