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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Kontich NV

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Sealing the market

Saint-Gobain Seals originated in Garden Grove, California, USA, in the fifties. “In 1983, a subsidiary in Belgium was established,” explains Geert Vanthienen, product manager for sealing solutions Europe of Saint-Gobain Seals and with the company for 1.5 years. “In its beginning, it operated with four employees under the name ‘Fluorocarbon’ and changed its name to ‘Furon’ in 1990. Nine years later, in 1999, Furon was taken over by Saint-Gobain. Ever since, it underwent continuous expansion. Amongst others, the head office was extended in 2002, 2008 and in 2013.”