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WACKER Appoints Orkila Group as Distributor for Silicone Products in Africa

Published on 2011-06-13. Author : SpecialChem

MUNICH/DUBAI -- WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, reorganizes and enhances its distribution network for its silicone and polymer products in Africa to improve efficiency and to create crossregional synergies. As part of a global consolidation process, the Orkila Group has been entrusted with the distribution of selected silicone and polymer products out of WACKER's portfolio in North Africa.

Thereafter, as existing contracts allow, the scope of the agreement will be extended to include most parts of West and East Africa. The Orkila Group already distributes selected silicone products for WACKER in Morocco. In further regions of Africa, Orkila will focus on dispersible polymer powders and dispersions as well as on silicone emulsions, silicone resins, sealants, antifoam agents, silicone fluids, silanes and silicone elastomers. The main application areas for these WACKER products in Africa are the construction, paints and coatings, cosmetics, textiles and pulp and paper-processing sectors, the chemical process industry and the food and pharma industry.

"The cooperation with Orkila will enable us to significantly strengthen and further expand WACKER's position within the African markets, where we forecast an increasing potential for our products and solutions", said Dr. Jürgen Frisch, Director Distribution Management at WACKER.

The Orkila Group is one of the largest distributors of chemical products in the Middle East and African markets. The company imports and sells chemical products that are intermediates for many key segments from over 100 major chemical manufacturers in more than 30 countries.

With over 3,000 highly specialized and innovative products, WACKER is also one of the largest silicone manufacturers worldwide. The portfolio ranges from silicone fluids, emulsions, resins, elastomers and sealants to silanes and pyrogenic silica. These products find application in such sectors as construction, chemicals, cosmetics, textiles, automotive, paper and electronics.

About WACKER

WACKER is a world-leading manufacturer of dispersible polymer powders and dispersions based on vinyl acetate-ethylene and vinyl chloride copolymers, marketed worldwide as VINNAPAS? and VINNOL?. These thermoplastic, plasticizer-free polymers are mainly used in construction chemicals, adhesives, nonwovens, paints and coatings, paper, carpets and textiles.

Source: WACKER


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