WACKER Signs Up Intertronics for Silicone Distribution


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Munich based chemical company WACKER and Intertronics are pleased to announce the signing of a distribution contract under which Intertronics will sell WACKER’s range of RTV silicone encapsulants and potting compounds, adhesive sealants, and thermally conductive compounds to customers in the UK and Ireland.

Intertronics’ customers are involved in technology manufacturing in areas such as electronics, lighting, automotive, defence and aerospace. WACKER’s silicone rubber products are used as sealants and gaskets, adhesives, and protective potting and encapsulation materials – applications which are very familiar to the Intertronics team. Thermal management is another demand, as electronics designs continue to pursue increasing power in smaller circuits. Thermally conductive silicones provide an answer to controlling the resultant heat.

Peter Swanson, MD of Intertronics explains: “Silicone chemistry offers great benefits for our customers, including outstanding long term temperature stability, very good chemical resistance and long-lasting flexibility. It is a strategically important and synergistic addition to our range, adding extended capability. We are very excited to be working with WACKER with its huge resources and strong brand.”

Gabriele Thye, Managing Director of WACKER’s UK sales region adds: “We welcome Intertronics as a WACKER distributor. Their position as a trusted advisor to the market and their renowned high level of customer service will be key to generating many new mutual customers.”

About WACKER

WACKER is a globally active chemical company headquartered in Munich, Germany, with some 13,800 employees and annual sales of about €4.9 billion (2017). With a wide range of state-of-the-art specialty products, WACKER is a leader in numerous fields and industries. Its products are required in countless high-growth end-user sectors, such as photovoltaics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and household/personal-care products. The company operates a global network of 23 production sites, 21 technical competence centres and 50 sales offices. WACKER’s silicone products include silicone fluids, emulsions, rubber grades and resins, silanes, pyrogenic silica, and thermoplastic silicone elastomers.

About Intertronics

INTERTRONICS supplies adhesives, coatings, sealants and equipment to customers with high technology, high performance assembly applications. Their customers are manufacturers in industries such as electronics, medical devices, plastics, optical, automotive, energy, defence and aerospace. The company specialises in adhesives and adhesive systems, namely bonding, coating, sealing, encapsulating, potting, masking and gasketing products, together with the most appropriate equipment and accessories for surface preparation, mixing, application, dispensing, and curing them.

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