Wacker Chemie AG provides chemical products worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Wacker Silicones, Wacker Polymers, Wacker Biosolutions, and Wacker Polysilicon. The Wacker Silicones division offers silanes, silicones, silicone fluids, emulsions, elastomers, sealants and resins, and pyrogenic silicas for use in construction, paint and coating, chemical, cosmetic, textile and leather, paper and film coating, fabric coating, electrical and electronic engineering, insulation technology, mechanical engineering and metal processing, medical technology, automotive, communications technology, office equipment, household appliance, plastics and rubber processing, and mold making applications. The Wacker Polymers division provides dispersible polymer powder and dispersions, surface-coating resins, polyvinyl alcohol solutions, and polymer modifiers, which are used in automotive, construction chemical, adhesive, paint and coating, nonwoven, textile, and paper applications. The Wacker Biosolutions division offers bioengineered products, such as cyclodextrins, cyclodextrin complexes, cysteine, and cystine; biopharmaceutical products; fine chemicals; organosilanes; chiral alcohols; base chemicals; and polyvinyl acetate solid resins that are used in foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and biologics, agrochemicals, household products, personal care and cosmetics, specialty chemicals, and chemical industrial applications. The Wacker Polysilicon division produces polysilicon for use in solar cells and electronics. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Wacker Chemie AG is a subsidiary of Dr. Alexander Wacker Familiengesellschaft mbH.