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WACKER SILICONES Adjusts Prices for HDK® Pyrogenic Silica Products

Published on 2007-05-04. Author : SpecialChem

Munich -- Effective with confirmed deliveries made on or after July 1, 2007, WACKER SILICONES will raise prices for its HDK® brand of pyrogenic silica products by 7 percent. The price adjustment applies to business in the Americas, Europe, the Near & Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

Despite ongoing cost optimizing measures and productivity improvement programs, persistently rising raw material, energy, packaging and transportation costs make this step inevitable. The price adjustments will ensure that WACKER's customers will continue to receive high-quality products, technology innovations and the highest level of customized service and technical support available.

WACKER has been producing HDK® pyrogenic silica since almost 40 years and has developed a high level of expertise in this field. Chemically, pyrogenic silica consists of ultra-pure amorphous silicon dioxide and has the appearance of a light white powder. 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.


WACKER SILICONES is a world-leading silicones manufacturer with over 3,000 highly specialized and innovative products. The business 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 construction, chemicals, cosmetics, textiles, automotive, paper and electronics. In 2006, WACKER SILICONES generated some 37 % of Group sales.

Source: WACKER

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