Wacker Chemical Corporation Appoints Brenntag Specialties, Inc. Exclusive Distributor - United States

Wacker Chemical Corporation announces the appointment of Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) to exclusively service and distribute VINNAPAS® dispersions and construction polymer products to its U.S. 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 Division Mr. Scott Borst, Vice President, Construction Polymers and Mr. 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,” said Dave Bloom, “and it is fundamental to our brand principle.” 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, both in terms of delivering a higher level of added-value products and services to our customers and helping attract new business.”

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. Wacker Chemical Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich based Wacker Chemie AG. Wacker Chemical Corporation is registered to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Quality Management Systems. The Adrian facility is registered to RC 14001 Responsible Care Management System.

For further information, please contact:

William J. Toth
Wacker Chemical Corporation Director, Corporate Communications Tel. + 517 264-8239
Fax + 517 264-0951

The company in brief:
WACKER is a globally-active chemical company with some 16,300 employees and annual sales of around € 4.75 billion (2010). WACKER has a global network of 26 production sites, 20 technical centers and 50 sales offices.

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

Polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers in the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins and solutions used as binders for construction chemicals, paints and coatings, adhesives, plasters, textiles and nonwovens as well as polymeric materials based on renewable sources.

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

Polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries.

Hyperpure silicon wafers and monocrystals for semiconductor devices