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GE Advanced Materials launch Application Development Centre

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Bangalore, Mar 3 (UNI) GE-Advanced Materials, a world leader in providing material solutions through silicone-based products and technology platforms, fused quartz and ceramics, today launched an Application Development Centre (ADC) here.

Company President and CEO Wayne Hewett launched the centre, located at the John F Welch Technology Centre of GE's Research and Development facility.

Operating through a joint Venture with GE Bayer Silicones, headquartered in Leverkusen in Germany, the Bangalore centre would be a major silicone solutions provider in the Indian subcontinent, the company said in a release here.

The ADC aimed at helping GE Silicones' customers demonstrate product manufacturing and prototyping technologies using GE's latest Silicone Elastomer portfolio, including Liquid Injection Molding elastomers, used primarily for High Voltage Insulator Applications.

The Cenre would employ a team of engineers and scientists who would help customers develop these products with design, development and prototyping support.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hewett said that with the launch of the new ADC, the company was betting big on India. The GE Advanced Materials business in India had recorded excellent growth rates over the past few years and the company was continuing to invest and scale up its capabilities to meet growing customer requirements.

Recently, it had invested in building a team here, comprising 35 scientists and engineers to support R and D activities for Global Silicone Technology Programmes out of the GE India Technology Centre. ''We will continue to make investments in a phased manner and in line with our vision of Combining Global Technology with Local Application Development, Manufacturing and Service Capability,'' he added.

UNI VK GD GM1840

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