SEOUL—Bluestar Silicones has dedicated a new research and development center and office relocation in Seoul.
The site will feature R&D facilities as well as administrative office areas. The R&D center houses state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and a technical expertise center to support the sales of solutions in the release coating, textile coating, and sealing and bonding markets, including products for electronic/energy market management.
Gerry Tan, general manager, Asia-Pacific, said the business has experienced rapid growth in the past five years, and officials expect that growth to continue. “The establishment of Korea R&D center will ensure us quick response to market needs and provide tailor-made solutions to our Korea customers,” Tan said.
“The Korea R&D Center will provide professional researchers and scientists with collaborative tools by interfacing timely with eight Bluestar Silicones R&D centers worldwide to enhance performance,” said In-Jong Cho, country manager of Bluestar Silicones Korea.
Bluestar Silicones serves the South Korean market with silicone products such as liquid silicone rubbers, high consistency rubbers, room temperature vulcanized silicones, fluids, dispersions, release coatings, and specialty fluids, resins and antifoam.
The company, a subsidiary of China National Bluestar Corp., has several manufacturing facilities in China, North America and Europe, among which Xinghuo, China, and Lyon, France, are the two main units. Bluestar Silicones employs 3,000 globally.