Wacker adds cleanroom at Burghausen plant
Wacker has brought new high-purity silicone-elastomer production lines on stream in Burghausen and has expanded cleanroom capacity (Photo: Wacker Chemie AG)
Wacker, a German chemical group, has this month started up several silicone polymer production lines at its Burghausen site, expanding production of high-purity specialist silicones, encapsulation and coating compounds, as well as UV-activated silicones for the medical, LED and electronics industries.
Wacker has added a new cleanroom facility at the site to meet the purity standards of pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, LEDs and other applications.
The new facility meets Wacker’s Clean Operations principles said Dr Bernd Pachaly, head of the Engineering Silicones business unit. These include housing production, filling and logistics separately, accessed only through special airlocks.
Strict regulations also apply to the filling operations with special stipulations regarding clothing and hygiene, air and particle filters. The facility meets the ISO standard for Class 8 cleanrooms. Production steps are constantly monitored and documented.
The new clean operations facility produces Silpuran and Elastosil silicone elastomers for medical applications, as well as highly specialised Lumisil, Semicosil, and Wacker SilGel silicone products for encapsulating and coating electronic components. There is also a production line for UV silicones.
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