Wacker Names Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) National Distribution Partner for its Biosolutions Division Personal Care Products

Adrian, MI – Effective April 1, 2011, Wacker Chemical Corporation named Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) distribution partner for its WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS Division CAVAMAX® brand cyclodextrin-based personal care products. In making the announcement, Dr. Christoph Winterhalter WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS Vice President – Americas and Mr. Ted Davlantes, Wacker Chemical Corporation Director, Distri-bution Management said serving the Personal Care Industry through the assignment of BSI corresponds with the compa-ny’s ongoing improvement process for matching customer needs to timely delivery and service solutions.

“BSI is one of the leading specialty chemical distributors in North America,” said Dr. Winterhalter, “and is strategically well-positioned with service and stocking locations to provide optimum customer service, technical support and product availability.”

Mr. Ted Davlantes, the company’s Distribution Management Direc-tor cited Brenntag’s professional reputation and already demon-strated strong track record serving other WACKER distributor part-ner needs were key in making the assignment. “Both BSI and WACKER are committed to ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely manner via locally available commercial and tech-nical support,” Mr Davlantes explained, “and that product availability is maintained at a thoroughly consistent and optimum level. We are pleased with the commitment from BSI and are looking forward to raising the level of service to our valued customers that serve the Personal Care Industry.”

About Wacker Chemical Corporation
Wacker Chemical Corporation is the North American based head-quarters for WACKER SILICONES, WACKER POLYMERS, WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS and WACKER POLYSILICON business divisions. Wacker Chemical Corporation is a wholly owned subsidi-ary of Munich based Wacker Chemie AG. Wacker Chemical Corpo-ration 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 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, 50 technical competence centers and 50 sales offices.

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