At the Index in Geneva/Switzerland from October 19-22, 2021, Wacker will be presenting a wide range of polymeric binders for nonwovens and textiles. The company’s focus will be on sustainable solutions based on the biomass balance approach. Wacker Chemie AG, Munich/Germany, will also be unveiling a new name for the portfolio: products that until now have been marketed under the Vinneco brand name will be called Vinnapas eco. From this point onward, the suffix “eco” will apply to all the company’s products that use raw materials certified as sustainable according to the biomass balance approach. Renaming will be complete by December 1, 2021.
Aqueous dispersions are indispensable starting materials for manufacturing nonwovens and technical textiles. They improve properties such as softness, mechanical stability and absorbency. Here Wacker offers a comprehensive portfolio of technologically mature dispersions suitable for a wide array of applications in both its classic Vinnol and Vinnapas product lines, as well as its very sustainable Vinneco products.
Wacker uses bio-based acetic acid to manufacture its Vinnapas eco polymeric binders. This substance is formed as a by-product of wood-industry processes such as preparing fibrous material for paper manufacturing. The bio-based acetic acid used has been certified by the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and stems from sustainably managed forests located within a radius of 400 km of Wacker’s Burghausen/Germany site.