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Bluestar Silicones to Invest 15 Million Euros in its Elastomer Production Units

Published on 2015-07-01. Author : SpecialChem

Bluestar Silicones International has announced an investment of €15m to develop and modernize its elastomer production units, in particular that located on the Saint Fons site (Rhône – France).

Apart from capacity building, this project aims primarily to improve productivity and quality of Bluestar Silicones’ elastomers. Innovation and development of new products is at the crux of this investment, to help us continue to meet the increasingly stringent requirements in the various technical fields such as automobile, aviation and medical.

Finally, ergonomics and working conditions of Bluestar Silicones International teams will benefit from the most recent technological advances brought by this investment.

“With this substantial investment on the French Saint Fons site, Bluestar Silicones reiterates its determination to consolidate its co-leadership position in Europe on Heat Cured Elastomer products and to continue development under the best possible conditions of productivity and quality at its Mix and Fix service centers throughout the world,” declares Frédéric Jacquin, CEO of Bluestar Silicones.

“This ensures the elastomer business will continue over the long term on our historic site and will be accompanied by additional research and development and marketing resources to prepare for the future as best we can,” says Mehdi Abbadi, Global Director of this business.

About Bluestar Silicones International
With worldwide operations headquartered in Lyon, France, Bluestar Silicones is a $650 million worldwide silicones raw material manufacturer. The company is one of the world’s leading fully integrated global silicones manufacturers with more than 60 years of silicone expertise. Bluestar Silicones has manufacturing operations throughout the world and combines upstream silicon metal operations and capacity with downstream silicone market and application development expertise. The company offers a comprehensive range of silicone technologies in support of diverse specialty markets including paper release, textile coatings, healthcare, moldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and personal care. As of 19 June BSI is owned by Elkem AS, Norway.

Source: Bluestar Silicones

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