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|Who is Bluestar Silicones ?||
Bluestar Silicones is a worldwide silicones supplier with sales of €560 million and production sites throughout the world. Bluestar Silicones combines the Bluestar group's upstream facilities and capacities with markets and applications expertise to be one of the world's leading integrated silicone producers. With over 50 years silicones expertise, Bluestar Silicones offers a comprehensive range of silicones products for release coatings, specialty elastomers, healthcare products, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins.
|Bluestar Silicones key figures||
2009 sales: ca. 560 M€
Number of production sites worldwide: 10
Total headcount worldwide: 3000
Sales offices in 80 countries
|Bluestar Silicones advantages||
Bluestar Silicones is a global silicones producer with a sales volume of €560 million. Its production facilities are located throughout the world with:
|What are Silicones ?||
Silicones have a chemical structure that is based on alternating atoms of silicon and oxygen. The originality of silicones compared with natural silica, resides in the fact that the silicon atoms in silicones carry organic groups that contain carbon. According to the nature of these organic groups and production and formulation conditions, the product obtained are extremely varied: their final texture can be fluid, viscous or pasty, elastomeric or rigid.
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