Munich-based chemical group Wacker and the Brazilian silicone compounder STC Silicones have entered an agreement on the co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds, they announced 12 April.
Under the deal, STC can promote silicone compounds made from Wacker raw materials, labelled ‘based on Elastosil’. Elastosil is a silicone rubber product brand of Munch-based Wacker.
The German company has supplied STC Silicones of Ribeirão Pires in the Brazilian state of São Paulo with silicone raw materials and additives since 2003.
Family-owned STC uses these products to produce ready-to-process silicone compounds for the automotive, medical, electrical and household-product sectors.
“STC Silicones has been operating in the Brazilian market for over a decade and is now one of the country’s most successful compounders,” said Christian Gimber, vice president of Wacker’s engineering silicones business unit.
“We will do all we can to support STC. Consequently, we will be able to further strengthen our competitive position in the region,” added Gimber.