Bluestar Silicones and Basoğlu Kablo join forces to create a rubber compounding center in Turkey to serve customers with technical products adapted to local requirements.
Bluestar Silicones and Başoğlu Kablo are pleased to announce the strengthening of their long term partnership by sealing a Technology License and Supply Agreement in silicone HCR compounding.
Basoğlu Kablo being in the silicone rubber business for over 20 years and having acquired all the necessary technical information and equipment will be offering in Turkey and surrounding territories compounded HCR for highly technical applications based on the knowhow and expertise of Bluestar Silicones Mix & Fix centers. This strategic move comes after Bluestar Silicones announced the investment of 15M€ in new state of the art HCR technology to bolster its presence and market share in highly demanding HCR applications.
Mr Halil Basoglu says : “In 1982,we started our journey with Rhône Poulenc then with Rhodia and today we are happy to continue our commercial relationship with Bluestar Silicones. During these 30 years of collaboration, we have built a great experience which enables us to move on into a stronger partnership. I believe that being together Başoğlu Kablo and Bluestar Silicones will be able to achieve ambitious targets in the future. Looking to all the work we did with joy together we have decided to extend our relationship with this compounding unit. I wish the best of blessings for all of us.”
Mr Frederic Jacquin, CEO of Bluestar Silicones adds that “Ready-to-use compounds market in Turkey is in constant development particularly in specialty demanding markets such as automotive, safety cables, household appliances… which is exactly where Bluestar Silicones and Basoğlu Kablo want to bring differentiated service and offer.”
The ready-to-use compounds which is a mix of rubber base with special additives, catalyst and pigments will be promoted under Basoğlu Kablo trademark and will be labeled “Powered by Bluestar Silicones”.
Bluestar Silicones believes that this new cooperation will be a milestone for the silicone rubber business in Turkey and will serve as a springboard for the promotion of the compounds in nearby countries.
About Bluestar Silicones
With worldwide operations headquartered in Lyon, France, Bluestar Silicones is a $650 million worldwide silicones raw material manufacturer. The company is one of the world’s leading fully integrated global silicones manufacturers with more than 60 years of silicone expertise. Bluestar Silicones has manufacturing operations throughout the world and combines upstream silicon metal operations and capacity with downstream silicone market and application development expertise. The company offers a comprehensive range of silicone technologies in support of diverse specialty markets including paper release, textile coatings, healthcare, moldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and personal care. Bluestar Silicones is owned by Elkem AS, Norway. www.bluestarsilicones.com .
About Basoğlu Kablo
Operating in the industry since the 1980’s, with its deep-rooted experience, Basoglu Kablo has preserved its position as a leading company in its sector both in domestic and international markets. The expertise in manufacturing silicone cables, profiles , oven door seals , molded & injected silicone and other rubber types, wire harnesses , places Basoglu Kablo company in a position within the major markets including household appliances, construction, lighting, iron&steel and glass, transportation, mining, health, food, ship construction and many mechanical and electrical industries.
With its headquarters located in Istanbul, Basoglu Kablo has got 4 manufacturing facilities, two in Bolu-Turkey, one in Çerkezköy- Turkey and another one outside Turkey, in Wroclaw- Poland.
*CEMEA : Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa
** HCR : Heat Cured Rubber