Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires Twin Bay Medical

         Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires Twin Bay Medical

PR Newswire

AURORA, Ohio, Dec. 3, 2012

AURORA, Ohio, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
has completed the acquisition of Twin Bay Medical, a Michigan based innovator
and manufacturer of BarbLock® products - flexible tube retainers - as well as
single-use components for biopharmaceuticals manufacturing. This acquisition
expands Saint-Gobain's capabilities as a full service provider for the
biopharmaceutical industry. Twin-Bay Medical's production facility located in
Williamsburg, Michigan, its development organization, and all of the employees
currently working for the company are included in the transaction.

"The acquisition of Twin-Bay Medical enables us to continue to bring
innovative solutions to the market, especially for single-use
biopharmaceutical manufacturing for which Twin Bay Medical has consistently
been developing new and unique products to meet the challenges of this new
industry. Twin Bay Medical and Saint-Gobain share the same passion for
customer service, with a strong emphasis on quality and reliability. Thanks
to Saint-Gobain's global reach, combining the companies will allow us to
partner with our global customers wherever they operate. We are also very
pleased that Twin Bay Medical's founder, Al Werth, will continue to work with
us and will keep bringing innovation within the space of single-use
biopharmaceutical manufacturing," says Michael Cahill, Vice President of
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' Fluid Systems division.

About Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets,
designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative
solutions to meet the challenges of growth, energy-saving and environmental
protection. With 2011 sales of $54 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64
countries and has nearly 195,000 employees. World leader in high performance
plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio
(USA). The company employs 4,500 employees in 16 countries. Its product offer
includes films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems.

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About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is
committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around
the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and
energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North
America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada,
Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011. Including
Twin Bay, in Michigan, Saint-Gobain has more than 400 employees in 10
facilities across the state.

Press contact:
Rob Schwenker, Saint-Gobain

SOURCE Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

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