Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires Applied Bioprocess Containers

March 6, 2013

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has completed the acquisition of Applied Bioprocess Containers, a U.S.-based supplier of single use containers and fluid transfer systems for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Based in Plymouth, Minnesota, Applied Bioprocess Containers specializes in the design and manufacture of single-use storage vessels designed for the preparation, collection, storage and transportation of biopharmaceutical liquids, as well as single-use fluid transfer assemblies, including tubing and connectors. Applied Bioprocess Containers focuses on developing highly-customized solutions to meet specific customer requirements.

"This acquisition is an excellent fit for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, since both companies supply single-use systems to the biopharmaceutical market with the same focus on design, service and customer needs. Applied Bioprocess Containers brings us a strong expertise in design and manufacturing of bioprocess containers, while Saint-Gobain has a recognized leadership in fluid transfer components, especially tubing and connectors. This now increases our ability to serve customers globally with a more comprehensive product portfolio" says Michael Cahill, Vice President of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Fluid Systems division, into which the Applied Bioprocess Containers business will be integrated.

About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
A world leader in high-performance plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio. The company employs nearly 5,200 employees in 16 countries. Its product offer includes films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems. For more information, visit www.saint-gobain.com and www.plastics.saint-gobain.com.

About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world,s largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.9 billion in 2012.

Bill Seiberlich
Saint-Gobain Communications