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WACKER SILICONES adjusts prices for HDK® Pyrogenic Silica

Published on 2006-07-11. Author : SpecialChem

Munich, -- Effective September 1st, 2006, WACKER SILICONES will raise prices for HDK® Pyrogenic Silica. Price increases will range between 5 to 9 percent, depending on product and package type.

Despite all continued efforts to optimize cost structures, rapidly rising raw material, energy and transportation costs make this step inevitable. These price adjustments will ensure the constant standard in WACKER's product quality, product safety and product service. It also will allow WACKER to continuously develop innovative products and process technologies.

WACKER has been producing HDK® pyrogenic silica since almost 40 years and has developed a high level of expertise in this field. HDK® is used as an active filler in silicone elastomers, as a thixotropic agent in coatings, printing inks, adhesives, UP resins and plastisols or as a flow aid, for example in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food-processing industries. Chemically, pyrogenic silica consists of ultra-pure amorphous silicon dioxide. It has the appear-ance of a light white powder.


WACKER SILICONES is a world-leading silicones manufacturer with over 3,000 highly specialized and innovative products. The division's portfolio ranges from silicone fluids, emulsions, resins, elastomers and sealants to silanes and pyrogenic silicas. These products stand out via their significant value-adding potential - enhancing both the benefits and performance of customers' end products. Products from WACKER SILICONES find application in such sectors as con¬struction, chemicals, cosmetics, textiles, automotive, paper and elec-tronics. In 2005, WACKER SILICONES generated some 39 percent of Group sales.

Source: WACKER

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