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​Highlights: 10 years as Bluestar Silicones

2007 – Bluestar Silicones International, headquartered in Lyon, France, is established on February 1st 2007, following the acquisition of Rhodia Silicones by China National Bluestar Corporation, German headquarters move from Leverkusen to Lübeck and Bluestar Silicones Brazil sets up administrative headquarters in São Paulo

2008 – Bluestar Silicones Brazil launches its R&D and analytical control laboratory

2009 – Bluestar Silicones Italia launches a new plant in Caronno Pertusella

2010 – Several new projects are launched in China and HCR subcontracting activity is transferred from Caronno Pertusella to Germany

2011 – The Bluestar Group acquires Elkem and strengthens its position in the silicon value chain, launch of several industrial projects in Saint Fons and Santa Perpetua, relocation of offices in Leverkusen Germany and launch of the Corcovado industrial project

2012 – The Rhodorsil brand becomes Bluesil, launch of a new laboratory for worldwide Personal Care technical services in Spain, extension of the Lübeck site, launch of the Belo Horizonte Project to manufacture in Latin America plant products for the Release Coatings market, Bluestar Silicones, North America opened their new manufacturing facility in York, South Carolina

2013 - New healthcare workshop in Shanghai plant

2014 - New cyclosiloxane manufacturing unit in its Saint Fons plant

2015 - Elkem and Bluestar Silicones International announce their formal integration into one company. Bluestar Silicones Germany has a new building in Lübeck. Bluestar Silicones Brazil officially announces the move of the industrial plant from Santo André to Joinville (Santa Catarina)

2016 - New global website & New brand Identity

Find out more about The History of Bluestar Silicones

About Bluestar Silicones

With worldwide operations headquartered in Lyon, France, Bluestar Silicones is a $525 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. Bluestar Silicones is owned by Elkem AS, Norway.

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