WACKER SILICONES raises prices for pyrogenic silica products

WACKER, the Munich based chemical company, will raise prices worldwide for its HDK brand of pyrogenic silica products.

The adjustment will affect a price increase of up to 10% or more, depending on the product grade. It will become effective with confirmed deliveries made on or after October 15, 2010, or as customer contracts allow.

According to the company, persistently rising costs for production, environment, health and safety (EH&S) compliance measures, research & development, packaging and logistics make this step inevitable.

WACKER’s silicones business division WACKER SILICONES has been producing HDK pyrogenic silica for more than 40 years and has developed a high level of expertise in this field. Chemically, pyrogenic silica consists of ultra-pure amorphous silicon dioxide and has the appearance of a light white powder. HDK is used as an active filler in silicone elastomers, as a thixotropic agent in coatings, printing inks, adhesives, UP resins and plastisols or as a flow aid, for example in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food-processing industries.


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