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Over 40 light installations create a magical atmosphere

The Festival of Lights, initiated in 1989, has become a popular international event for the city of Lyon and the surrounding area. It is within this framework that for the second time in its history, Elkem Silicones has decided to support the event by being a partner for the 2019 edition. In that capacity, Elkem Silicones can demonstrate its attachment to Lyon and its region and more particularly its confidence in the continued development of its Lyon-based and international activities.

"Elkem Silicones is proud to renew its partnership for the new edition of Lyon's Festival of Lights. This international event offers a state-of-the-art artistic openness. Elkem Silicones daily seeks to support these new technologies thanks to its local and international team." explains Frederic Jacquin, CEO of Elkem Silicones.

Partner in 2019

Elkem Silicones chose to support the artist Christophe Martine and its 300 physalis suspended overhead along the "rue de la République". The public's gaze is drawn upwards to admire these lush natural lanterns - perforated or ribbed, lily-shaped or open wide to reveal their glowing heart. They will come alive, responding to the people below and glittering to the tune of a gentle melody creating a unique musical harmony. An interactive, musical dreamscape in the heart of the city.

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 11 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 12 R&D centers around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles.

About Elkem ASA

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has 6200 employees with 29 production sites and sales offices in a total of 28 countries worldwide. In 2018 Elkem had revenues of 25.9 billion NOK. To learn more, please visit

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