Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires American Fluoroseal Corporation

  Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires American Fluoroseal Corporation

PR Newswire

AURORA, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2013

AURORA, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
has completed the acquisition of American Fluoroseal Corporation (AFC), a
Maryland based manufacturer of fluoropolymer bags for medical use and sterile
sampling systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. The company
operates from a single location in Gaithersburg (Maryland, United States)
where both engineering and manufacturing are located.

AFC is considered a pioneer in the design and use of fluorinated ethylene
propylene bags and has been producing innovative solutions for over 20 years.
The company's products include Vuelife® culture bags; KryoSure®
cryopreservation bags; and KryoVue® cryopreservation overwrap pouches.

"This acquisition of American Fluoroseal Corporation is complementary to the
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics film production and single use systems for
biopharmaceutical manufacturing. AFC now expands our product offering into the
area of vessels or bags which are used in very specific cell culture
applications. Thanks to Saint-Gobain's global reach, combining the companies
will allow us to partner with our global customers wherever they operate,"
says Michael Cahill, Vice President of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics'
Fluid Systems division in which the AFC business will be integrated.

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.

Press contact:
Rob Schwenker, Saint-Gobain

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