In order to support its global growth strategy by developing high value-added silicone specialties, Elkem Silicones has decided to build a new Research and Development (R & D) center at its Saint-
Fons site in France.
This new site, operational at the end of 2020, will bring together 130 European researchers and will be at the heart of the Chemistry Valley and the Lyon Metropolis to reinforce innovation
within Elkem in partnership with many innovative external actors to develop silicones of tomorrow.
With this major project, Elkem Silicones doubles the space dedicated to research on its Saint-Fons site, bringing the surface of its Research Center to 6,000 m2, with the aim of reinforcing collaborative research within Silicones teams, but also within its open innovation network in the Auvergne-Rhône-
Alpes region, the company says in a Press release.