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WACKER Appoints New Distributor in Germany for Pyrogenic Silica

Published on 2009-08-27. Author : SpecialChem

MUNICH -- WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, has reorganized its distribution structure for pyrogenic silica (trademark: HDK®) in Germany. Effective September 1, 2009, Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany) based Brenntag GmbH will take over the distribution business of former distribution partner Staub & Co. Chemiehandels-gesellschaft mbH, Nürnberg.

In Germany, Brenntag GmbH Specialty Chemicals will distribute HDK® for use in applications such as life science, adhesives, chemical industry, construction, composites, elastomers and lubricants, whereas distribution of HDK® for use in paint & ink applications remains with Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH, Hamburg.

About HDK®:

WACKER manufactures HDK® by the hydrolysis of volatile chlorosilanes in an oxyhydrogen flame. That produces a high-purity amorphous silicon dioxide powder, known as pyrogenic silica. Besides high purity, HDK® is also characterised by the immense specific surface area of its particles. This property is responsible for the substance's wide range of technologically attractive properties. The applications of HDK® include rheology control of coatings and printing inks, adhesives and sealants. HDK® is used in reinforcing silicone elastomers, polishing silicon wafers and as an extremely effective thermal insulating material. It is also a thickener and flow enhancer in personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, and in foods and pharmaceuticals.

Source: WACKER

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