Visit Our Forum!

To find out what’s new, visit the WACKER forum! Right next to our Booth 1-510 in Hall1 we will be holding a program of interesting presentations. Come and join us! Please note: all presentations will be given in English.

Visit Our Forum!
To find out what’s new, visit the WACKER forum! Right next to our Booth 1-510 in Hall1 we will be holding a program of interesting presentations. Come and join us! Please note: all presentations will be given in English.

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Tue, 19.03., 10:00
Walter Goeblmaier
Liquid Silicone Intermediates

Liquid SILRES® Intermediates have a long history and are still increasing in importance for the coatings industry. Today, liquid SILRES® Intermediates are used to enhance a set of organic resins, and offer specific advantages compared to solid Intermediates.

Tue, 19.03., 10:30
Dr. Stephan Rensing 
Alcohol-Based Neutral Systems – for a Healthy Environment

The quest for a healthy living environment and clean indoor air has become a central issue in modern construction. In keeping with the growing demand for harmless building materials, WACKER offers a range of neutral curing, odorless alkoxy silicone sealants that meet all health and safety requirements and show an even greater performance [versus oxime] on a wider variety of substrates.

Tue, 19.03., 11:00
Verena Oberlechner
WACKER – a Reliable Silicone Sealant Partner Covering your Major Needs

Supply reliability for silicone sealants along the entire value chain levels has never been a more pressing issue. Therefore the most favoured partner is one, that is not tied up in a long sequence of sub-dealers. Such a supplier should be able to offer a broad product range along the whole value chain thus giving the customer maximum flexibility. By using our own raw materials as well as environment-friendly technologies and having integrated feedstock, WACKER is definitely the partner of choice.

Tue, 19.03., 11:30
Dr. Lada Bemert
NEXIVA® – Empowder your Paints

Biocide-free paint formulations, that can be shipped and stored even under critical temperature conditions, are available in powder form. NEXIVA® is the brand name for WACKER’s new polymer powders, with a well-adjusted profile for use in matt interior paints for a healthy low-emission environment.

Tue, 19.03., 12:00
Dr. Peter Fritze
Secure your Tiling!

A newly developed impact test demonstrates the necessity of using VINNAPAS® in flexible tile adhesives for a secure and long lasting tiling.

Tue, 19.03., 12:30
Mohammed Sanaobar
House of Sustainability

WACKERs model houses were implemented in collaboration with Dubai municipalilty  to introduce sustainable solutions for the construction industry in MEA. This project aims to promote internationally- recognized construction standards and applications cross GB-L & GB-S.

Tue, 19.03., 13:30
Dr. Dieter Heldmann
How to Select the Appropriate SILRES® Binder for Your Heat-resistant Coating?

SILRES® binders for heat-resistant coatings are classified according to a simple scheme that allows easy selection of the best potential candidate for a specific formulation challenge.

Tue, 19.03., 14:00
Mark Harrison
Insect Repellency with Essential Oils

Functional coatings are already known and used in paints and coatings. Cyclodextrins have been used to formulate essential oils into paints, and to increase the longevity of release. Essential oils are also effective anti-microbials, animal and insect repellents, but have stability or volatility issues. Cyclodextrins can improve both of these properties and can therefore be used to deliver effective insect repellency in paints.

Tue, 19.03., 14:30
Lenine de Sousa Gomez
WACKER – Your Partner for Silicone-based Decorative Coatings – 55 Years and Counting

WACKER’s expertise and our research and lab teams around the world, are the perfect team to partner up with for the development of new products and applications.

Tue, 19.03., 15:00
James Cui
VINNAPAS® Adhesives – Your First Choice for High Quality Applications

WACKER has over 80 years experience with adhesives and we are providing since then best solutions for waterborne adhesives, e.g. for Paper Packaging.

Tue, 19.03., 15:30
Dr. Dmitry Davydov
Soil Stabilization: Overview, Experience, Test methods

One way to create a foundation for road construction is by stabilizing soil. Soils are mixed with composite mineral binder to produce a cost-effective, durable base for a road. The influence of chemical admixtures on the durability and other properties of stabilized clay soils is discussed.

Wed, 20.03., 10:00
Dr. Hardy Herold
Highly Flexible Cementitious Waterproofing Membranes

For use in liquid-applied, cement-based waterproofing membranes WACKER POLYMERS has developed a new terpolymer dispersion VINNAPAS® 760 ED for 2K systems and a redispersible terpolymer powder VINNAPAS® 7150 E for 1K membranes. Both polymers impart high flexibility and good workability when used as modifiers in waterproofing systems.

Wed, 20.03., 10:30
Dr. Ulrich Lauter 
VINNOL® Resins: Application Examples for Solventborne Coatings and Inks

Introduction to the wide variety of applications of VINNOL® binders. Be inspired to take advantage of such resins yourself.

Wed, 20.03., 11:00
Dr. Martin Schierhorn
VINNECO® – Discover the Green Side of Architectural Coatings

The use of ecologically sustainable products is among the mega trends in the construction industry.  With VINNECO®, WACKER is launching a product line of binders that are partially based on renewable resources. These new VAE-dispersions are produced via two innovative processes, which will be explained during the presentation.

Wed, 20.03., 11:30
Ole Mecker
WACKER Goes Digital

Seizing opportunities: Examples that show how WACKER will become a digital leader within the industry.

Wed, 20.03., 12:00
Mohammed Sanaobar
VINNEVA® – Let Your Bitumen Show its Muscle

VINNEVA® VAE provides bitumen-based formulations with a variety of advantages. A short introduction and practical examples.

Wed, 20.03., 12:30
Dr. Benjamin Rossbach
Setting the Standard – Insights into Technical Service at WACKER

WACKER Construction Polymers is continuously investing in new technical centers and expanding existing ones. A global network of highly motivated postgraduate chemists, engineers and technicians assures best-in-class customer support. Some insights into this successful concept will be shared with the audience.

Wed, 20.03., 13:30
Dr. Klaus Pohmer
WACKER Launches the First Fossil-Free Silicone

WACKER launched BELSIL® eco in 2018. The designation “eco” means that only renewable raw materials and silicon are used in the production of its silicone fluids for cosmetic applications, sold under the brand name BELSIL®. WACKER is currently the only manufacturer in the world to offer this kind of product. Though BELSIL® eco products have the same properties as silicone fluids made with petroleum-derived raw materials, they have a more favorable carbon balance.

Wed, 20.03., 14:00
Dr. Stefan Baueregger
VINNAPAS® 3560 – The Next-generation High-quality Binder for Healthy Modern Living

VINNAPAS® EP 3560 represents the next generation VAE copolymer binder for low-odor and very-low-VOC paints with exceptionally high binding power. Thanks to its improved emission profile, the binder enables compliance with strict ecolabels such as Nordic Swan, even in formulations with high binder content (low-PVC paints).

Wed, 20.03., 14:30
Udo Goedecke & Dr. Udo Anders
Explore a New Technology to Protect Your Flooring

The silane-terminated binder SILRES® BS 6920/21 can provide cement-bound floors with highly effective protection from lasting stains. The binder can be readily incorporated into one-component coating formulations that offer far superior stain and heat resistant relative to traditional products.

Wed, 20.03., 15:00
Dr. Udo Kotschi
VINNAPAS® EAF 730 – Highly Versatile Core-shell Binder Technology for High-performance Exterior Paints, Plasters and ETICS Applications

VINNAPAS® EAF 730 is a binder for exterior applications and combines the best of two worlds. It combines the advantages of the VAE- and pure acrylic technology!  The result is a binder with improved low dirt pick-up and improved color stability! Of course, beside such aesthetic properties VINNAPAS® EAF 730 fulfills all the physical properties which are important for a long term durability.

Wed, 20.03., 15:30
Lidia Miszke
SMP Waterproofing Solutions for Increased Requirements in the Construction Sector

Buildings have many sections where water ingress is a problem. SMP-based waterproofings can be applied to both horizontal and vertical surfaces avoiding such water ingress. Furthermore, the SMP version has no hazard labelling as compared to alternative waterproofing solutions.

Wed, 20.03., 16:00
Armin Hoffmann
Abrasion Resistance of Polymer-Modified Self-leveling Compounds

The abrasion resistance of cementitious floors is greatly improved by polymer modification. Abrasion resistance is improved either by addition of polymer to the dry mix or by post-treatment of the surface of self-leveling compounds with polymer-based liquid surface modifiers. Different test methods, which do not necessarily correlate, are used in order to determine the abrasion resistance.

Wed, 20.03., 16:30
Dr. Markus Sailer
The Fascinating World of Cyclodextrins

Cyclodextrins have a ring-shaped, three-dimensional structure with a hydrophobic cavity in the center. The use of the cavity opens up a wide range of new application fields. The presentation gives an overview of properties and potential applications of cyclodextrins.

Wed, 20.03., 17:00
Marianne Kreuzpointner or Dr. Hartmut Ackermann 

The Art of Protection – Silicone based Anti-Graffiti Coating for Various Applications

Undesired graffiti, stickers and posters cause enormous damage to buildings but also to non-mineral substrates like metal, wood, plastics or glass . The one-component silicone rubber and low solvent formulation SILRES® BS 710, provides effective, permanent protection – without the need for tin catalysts and oxime crosslinkers.

Thu, 21.03., 11:00
Lidia Miszke
GENIOSIL® Hybrid Polymers (SMPs) – to Cover Today’s Adhesive and Sealant Demands

Silane modified polymer (SMP) adhesive & sealant solutions first entered the European market over 30 years ago. WACKER’s initial offering only addressed construction grade adhesives & sealants. The portfolio now contains up to 10 commercial grades with more in the pipeline to meet greater adhesive needs.

Thu, 21.03., 11:30
Lenine deSousa Gomez
Effects and Applications of Silicone-based Decorative Coatings

Hydrophobicity, water-vapor permeabiltiy and anti-stain properties, are convincing arguments for using silicone-based decorative coatings.

Thu, 21.03., 12:00
Christophe Berset
The Art of Building: Faster, Higher and Better

Hydrophobicity, water-vapor permeabiltiy and anti-stain properties, are convincing arguments for using silicone-based decorative coatings.

Thu, 21.03., 12:30
Dr. Marion Killat & Thorsten Eisenacker
WACKER ACADEMY – Your Gateway to Success

WACKER ACADEMY offers a variety of services for customers and distributors. As a unique training center in the chemical industry, it focuses on technical training for POLYMERS and SILICONES products and their applications.

Thu, 21.03., 14:00
Udo Goedecke & Dr. Udo Anders
Explore a New Technology to Protect Your Flooring

The silane-terminated binder SILRES® BS 6920/21 can provide cement-bound floors with highly effective protection from lasting stains. The binder can be readily incorporated into one-component coating formulations that offer far superior stain and heat resistant relative to traditional products.

Thu, 21.03., 14:30
Elena Boltos
Tiling Trends: Prospects and Challenges

New tile designs, different materials and substrates, changing modes of living and sustainability are, among other things, redefining the requirements that a state-of-the-art CTA must meet. We take a look at the challenges and opportunities.