Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires Applied Bioprocess Containers

  Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires Applied Bioprocess Containers

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AURORA, Ohio -- March 6, 2013

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has completed the acquisition of Applied
Bioprocess Containers, a U.S.-based supplier of single use containers and
fluid transfer systems for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Based in Plymouth, Minnesota, Applied Bioprocess Containers specializes in the
design and manufacture of single-use storage vessels designed for the
preparation, collection, storage and transportation of biopharmaceutical
liquids, as well as single-use fluid transfer assemblies, including tubing and
connectors. Applied Bioprocess Containers focuses on developing
highly-customized solutions to meet specific customer requirements.

“This acquisition is an excellent fit for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics,
since both companies supply single-use systems to the biopharmaceutical market
with the same focus on design, service and customer needs. Applied Bioprocess
Containers brings us a strong expertise in design and manufacturing of
bioprocess containers, while Saint-Gobain has a recognized leadership in fluid
transfer components, especially tubing and connectors. This now increases our
ability to serve customers globally with a more comprehensive product
portfolio,” says Michael Cahill, Vice President of Saint-Gobain Performance
Plastics’ Fluid Systems division, into which the Applied Bioprocess Containers
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 2012 sales of $55.5 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64
countries and has nearly 193,000 employees. A world leader in high-performance
plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio.
The company employs nearly 5,200 employees in 16 countries. Its product offer
includes films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems.

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, 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 $7.9
billion in 2012.

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Bill Seiberlich, 610-341-7187
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