Bluestar Silicones Announces a Price Increase for Most of its Silicone Product Range Effective in January 2011

By Bluestar Silicones, PRNE
Monday, November 29, 2010

LYON, France, November 30, 2010 - Due to continuous rising costs of raw materials (especially Silicon
Metal, Methanol ….) since mid 2010, and despite major on-going productivity
improvements achieved during the year to absorb these additional costs,
Bluestar Silicones will raise its Silicone product range prices by 5 to 10 %
in the course of January 2011.

Bluestar Silicones is fully committed to maintain the quality of its
products, the service level to its customers and develop further its
investments to promote and develop its silicone technology

Established in 2007 through the acquisition of Rhodia Silicones by China
National BlueStar Corporation, Bluestar Silicones is a EUR600 million global
silicones supplier with manufacturing operations in all regions of the world.
Bluestar Silicones combines Bluestar Corporation's upstream Silicon metal
operations and capacity with Rhodia's downstream silicone market and
applications expertise, creating one of the world's leading fully integrated
global silicones manufacturers.

Press contact: Pascal-Louis Caillaut, Bluestar Silicones, Phone : +33-4-72-13-19-09 - Fax : +33-4-72-13-19-44, pascal-louis.caillaut at .

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