13.01.2022

Good news for Elkem Silicones in 2022, we will be part of the Aerospace Valley cluster based in the southwestern part of France.

ELKEM joining Aerospace Valley one of the world's leading competitive cluster in aeronautics, space, drones, and on-board systems.

Aerospace Valley is the leading European competitiveness cluster in the aerospace industry, serving the strategic sectors of Aeronautics, Space and Drones, in the Occitanie / Pyrenees-Mediterranean and New Aquitaine regions.

Ranked in the top three of global competitiveness clusters, Aerospace Valley's mission is to lead a dynamic international reputation network of over 800 members. (companies, research laboratories, training establishments, universities and Grandes Ecoles, communities, economic development structures) and to be the driver of a united, competitive, and attractive community aimed at fostering innovation for growth.

Elkem will participate specifically through the Structures, Materials and Processes ecosystem of excellence and support other structures of the cluster with innovative solutions.

For more than 40 years, Elkem Silicones has been a renowned supplier of silicone products and solutions for the aviation and aerospace industry known under the brand names Bluesil ™, CAF ™ or CAF ™ AXAD. Our products are used for mechanical, electrical, and sealing applications, from the cockpit to the engine, whether for passenger or cargo transport.

Silicones are widely used in parts assembly, absorbing vibrations and lubrication of moving parts, as well as for the potting and encapsulation of electronics and electrical insulation.

Our expertise in risk management related to critical applications in compliance with aeronautical standards makes us a reliable partner enabling us today to integrate this cluster and enlarge our network in the aerospace industry.

Collaborative project – sustainable innovation

As an extension to the existing French Axelera and Techtera clusters further up the value chain, membership in this industry cluster will allow us to consolidate our growth in this market. Thanks to the network of members and in the frame of our Open Innovation strategy, we will strengthen our participation in collaborative projects with partners having skills and knowledge complementary to ours. We will thus be able to speed-up the development of new applications, products and services in the aerospace market.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 14 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. 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. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA

Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 6,800 people has a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. In 2020, Elkem was rated among the world’s top 5% on climate and achieved an operating income of NOK 24.7 billion. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK). To learn more, please visit Elkem Website