Innovation Shapes the Future
Technology management at WACKER is explicitly oriented to the requirements of the
customers and markets. This also includes the early technical and economical understanding
of forward-looking technologies and future markets across the whole value-creation
chain and the development of solutions based on the core competencies of WACKER. This
secures long-term growth, competitiveness and forward-looking capabilities for us
and our customers.
The most important decision in this regard is to start the right projects at the right
time and to provide them with the right resources. On this basis, we can provide the
right answers to the global challenges of our time. Our focus is mainly on technologies
for regenerative energy generation and optimized energy storage as well as efficient
use and sustainable conservation of raw materials and further developments for a healthy
and sustainable life.
Metabolic engineering uses an enzymatic method to manufacture natural materials in
a reproducible manner and therefore, as with cysteine, making the use of animal-based
raw materials no longer necessary.
With the development of new silicone encapsulation compounds for LED light sources,
we are supporting energy saving measures in lighting. LED lights manufactured in this
manner require up to 80% less energy than normal light bulbs.
With the development of VAE polymer-based external thermal insulation composite systems
we are contributing to building insulation and therefore to reducing the energy consumption
and CO2 emissions for heating purposes.
The development of new qualities of polysilicon and the improvement of the manufacturing
processes are essential factors in reducing the production costs of solar cells and
increasing the competitiveness of producing electricity from solar power.
Paths to Innovation
WACKER sees innovation as an important lever for profitable growth. When creativity
is pointed in the right direction, many developments soon result in successful business