Materials Performance

NOV 2018

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10 NOVEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM COMPANY NEWS Downhole Sealing Solutions Group Makes Key Appointments Tom Box. Metal-to-metal downhole seal- ing solutions provider BiSN (Houston, Texas, USA) has underlined its global expan- sion plans with the appoint- ment of two key positions. "BiSN has grown exponentially since it was first established, and we are delighted to be growing both our staff numbers and client base," says CEO Paul Carragher. "It is an exciting time for us as we consolidate and focus our growth." Tom Box joins the company as vice president, while Gary McWilliam has taken on the role of applications manager for the East- ern Hemisphere. Specializing in business growth, Box has a proven track record in spearheading business development efforts with more than 20 years of exper- tise, having held a variety of management positions. Meanwhile, McWilliam joins from Maersk (Copenhagen, Denmark) and has a wealth of experience in completions and abandonment. His role as applications manager will involve responsibility for client liaison and leadership of the engi- neering and operations staff. Gas Technology Institute Elects New Chairman, Board Member After seven years as chairman of the board of directors for the Gas Technology Insti- tute (GTI) (Des Plaines, Illinois, USA), Terry McCallister is stepping down. GTI is an independent nonprofit technology organization, aimed at providing research, development, and training solutions for the natural gas industry and energy mar- kets. According to the group, the decision aligns with McCallister's retirement as chairman and CEO at WGL Holdings, Inc. (Washington, DC, USA) and Washington Gas. Bret Lane, president and chief operat- Joint Venture to Expand Fumed Silica Production Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) and Wynca Group (Hang- zhou, China) announced a joint venture to pro- duce Aerosil. Manufac- tured by Evonik, Aerosil is a line of fumed silica products used in transparent silicones, coatings and paints, modern adhesives, and noncombustible high-performance insulation materials. Evonik Wynca (Zhenjiang) Silicon Material Co., the new company formed under the joint venture, is 60% owned by Evonik and 40% owned by Wynca. The joint venture allows Evonik to expand its Aerosil production facilities and enables Wynca to offer silicone-based products to its customers. According to the terms of the deal, Evonik Wynca (Zhenjiang) Silicon Material Co. will invest millions of euro to build a fumed silica plant in the Zhenjiang New Material Indus- try Park ( Jiangsu Province, China). The facility, which is projected to produce 8,000 tons annually, is scheduled to open in 2021. Signing ceremony for the joint venture. Photo courtesy of Evonik. Environmentally Safe VpCI ® /MCI ® Technologies EXCELLENCE Q U A I T Y ® C O R P O R AT I O N

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