Wacker Chemical appoints BSI exclusive West Coast distributor.

Adrian, MI, December 17, 2010 – Wacker Chemical Corporation announces the appointment of Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) to exclusively service and distribute VINNAPAS® dispersions and construction polymer products to West Coast-based customers. BSI is one of North America’s leading specialty chemical distributors and has established a long-standing reputation for providing excellence in sales and uncompromised customer service.

In making the announcement, representatives from WACKER POLYMERS Scott Borst, Vice President – Construction Polymers and David Bloom, Director, Dispersions, said the decision to select Brenntag Specialties, Inc. to fill this essential distribution function was based upon a number of factors. “Most importantly, optimizing customer satisfaction is our strategic and primary business focus. It is fundamental to our brand principle,” stated Dave Bloom. And according to Scott Borst, “BSI’s commitment to technical support and construction laboratory capabilities were among the main drivers behind our decision. We both felt, after weighing all of the factors, and in keeping with our strategic focus, BSI emerged as the ideal choice for delivering a higher level of added-value products and services to our customers and helping attract new business.”

Brenntag Specialties, Inc. west coast operation exclusively distributes WACKER POLYMERS dispersion and construction polymer products in the western states of Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. The appointment of BSI further solidifies WACKER’s distribution process and commitment to efficiently and reliably deliver service to its customers through product excellence, timely delivery and technical support.

About Wacker Polymers
WACKER POLYMERS is the global leader for high-quality binders and polymer additives. It produces polymer dispersions and dispersible powders at sites in the United States, Germany, China and South Korea. WACKER POLYMERS markets its products under the VINNAPAS®, VINNOL®, and VINNEX® brands to industries ranging from construction chemicals, building products, paints and coatings, adhesives, paper, carpet, textiles and non-woven textiles.

About Wacker Chemical Corporation
Wacker Chemical Corporation is the North American based headquarters for WACKER SILICONES, WACKER POLYMERS, WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS and WACKER POLYSILICON business divisions and Planar Solutions, LLC. Wacker Chemical Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich based Wacker Chemie AG. Wacker Chemical Corporation WACKER SILICONES Division is registered to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 quality management systems and to RC 14001 environmental standards.

For further information, please contact:
William J. Toth
Wacker Chemical Corporation
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel. + 517 264-8239
Fax + 517 264-0951

The company in brief:
WACKER is a globally-active company with about 15,600 employees and annual sales of around € 3.72 billion (2009). WACKER has 26 production sites and over 100 sales offices worldwide.

Silicone fluids, emulsions, rubber and resins; silanes; pyrogenic silicas; thermoplastics silicone elastomers.

Polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers in the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions and solid resins used as binders for construction chemicals, coatings, adhesives, paints, plasters and nonwovens.

Biotech products such as cyclodextrins, cysteine and biologics, as well as fine chemicals and PVAc solid resins.

Polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries; solar wafers.

Hyperpure silicon wafers and monocrystals for semiconductor devices