COMUNICADO: Bluestar Silicones is Starting Up a New Facility for Silicone Fluids at its Santo André Plant

Actualizado 29/11/2010 11:02:03 CET

SÃO PAULO, November 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones has just started its new manufacturing unit for Silicones fluids in its Santo André plant. This new unit based on state of the art manufacturing technology for Silicones fluids will enable Bluestar Silicones to have a versatile & larger local production base for all Latin & South American customers using silicones Fluids.

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Silicone Fluids are present in many applications and undergoing strong growth

Silicone PDMS Fluids are used in numerous applications including lubricating, textile softening; home & personal care, among others.

Doubling of capacity and an opportunity for the Santo André site

With a co-leader position onto the Brazilian market, Bluestar Silicones has experienced a double digit growth in the zone year after year in the past 5 years and is continuously investing into additional technical, marketing & manufacturing resources to support local growth with local products, while benefiting from worldwide technology & development networking.

This new unit is doubling existing capacity for Silicone fluids. This investment represents also a strong sign for the development of the Santo André site, and illustrates the Bluestar Silicones ambition in Latin America Zone.

"This investment in Santo André will allow us to capture growth where it is currently available", indicates Lucas Freire, President of Bluestar Silicones In Latin America. "Whilst enhancing our market share on other more mature sectors. This capacity-building is right in line with our global sales development strategy targeting major new customers in markets where we already enjoy strong positions, giving us opportunity to be present in new markets and it's an indication of Bluestar Silicones ambition in Latin America Zone."

Bluestar Silicones is a global supplier of silicones with a turnover of EUR600 million and manufacturing sites in all regions of the world.

Bluestar Silicones offers a complete range of silicone products in the fields of release coatings, specialty elastomers, health products, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins.

CONTACT: Press contact: Pascal-Louis Caillaut, Bluestar Silicones,Telephone: +-33-4-72-13-19-09 - Fax: +33-4-72-13-19-44, Email:pascal-louis.caillaut@bluestarsilicones.com

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