Elkem, a leading producer of silicon-related advanced materials, is assuming responsibility for Bluestar Xinghuo Silicones and Yongdeng Silicon Materials and integrating them into the Elkem Group. Previously, the two plants were owned by Elkem owners, China National Bluestar. This move further develops Elkem’s integrated silicone value chain from upstream quartz mining to silicon, silicones and downstream silicones specialties. The Elkem group will now have 26 manufacturing sites and about 6,200 employees. This integration will enable Elkem to capitalize on the strengths of its industrial footprint, R&D competencies, and sales and marketing proficiencies to provide more value to customers and stakeholders. At the same time, Elkem’s silicones division is changing its name from Bluestar Silicones to Elkem Silicones.
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