Elkem building €25m research centre in France

Saint-Fons, France – Elkem Silicones, part of the Chinese chemicals company ChemChina, is building a new Research & Development centre at its site in Saint-Fons, near Lyon.

​The new facility aims to support the company’s “global growth strategy” and develop high value-added “silicones of tomorrow”, the company announced 6 Dec.

The €25-million site will house 130 researchers to support Elkem’s policy of ‘upscaling its R&D activity in Europe’, the company statement added.

Construction work on the facility, which will span an area of 6,000 square metres, will start…

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