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Germany's Wacker uses Biomethanol to produce silicon-textile softeners

Feb '22
Pic: Wacker Chemie AG
Pic: Wacker Chemie AG
The Munich-based multinational chemical company Wacker Chemie AG has applied the usage of resource-efficient silicones production concept to manufacture textile softeners. With immediate effect, three functional silicone fluids are available as ‘eco’ products: Wetsoft eco LV 810, Wacker finish eco WR 1100 LV and Wacker finish eco WR 1300 LV.

Instead of fossil methanol, wacker uses plant-based methanol for the manufacture of these products, as stated in the company press release.

The concept, which is based on the biomass balance method used in production, has now been certified by TUV Nord according to the REDcert² standard.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SF)

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