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10-21-2014

Dow Corning Opens Healthcare Application Center in Belgium

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced the opening of an expanded healthcare application center at the company’s European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium. The facility is intended to serve customers in Europe, and combines the company’s extensive expertise in silicone materials with leading-edge application development equipment to support advances in medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare technologies.

The expanded centre can offer in-depth training on application development using the company’s cutting-edge materials, and can provide an impressive array of sophisticated prototyping services, technical support and testing for customers designing new products with the Dow Corning’s high-performance, medical grade silicon-based technologies, most notably its popular liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and high consistency rubber (HCR) product lines.

"Europe is one of the healthcare industry’s fastest growing geographic markets and we are projecting significant demand across the region for LSR and HCR product lines as well as other healthcare materials over the next several years," said Jean-Pierre Latere, application engineer and technical service manager for Healthcare at Dow Corning. "To support this growth, we now offer European customers and distributors an expanded application centre in Seneffe specifically designed to help them innovate the advanced silicone technologies they need to differentiate their products and maintain a strong competitive edge."

The expansion of the application center this year coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dow Corning’s Healthcare Industries Materials Site (HIMS), located in Michigan, United States. HIMS is dedicated solely to manufacturing materials for medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare applications. It maintains strict adherence to current Good Manufacturing Practices, and is registered and audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both sites are part of Dow Corning's Global Registration to ISO 9001, thereby meeting stringent international quality standards set by the International Organization for Standardization. Combined, these two dedicated facilities underscore Dow Corning’s commitment to targeting and addressing the needs of its global healthcare customers.

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Dow Corning Europe S.A.

Rue Jules Bordet
BE 7180 SENEFFE
Tel.: +32 64 888000
Fax: +32 64 888400

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