Saint-Gobain Acquires American Fluoroseal Corp.

AFC Considered Pioneer in Design and Use of Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene Bags

January 4, 2013
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

has completed the acquisition of

American Fluoroseal Corp.

(AFC), a Maryland based manufacturer of fluoropolymer bags for medical use and sterile sampling systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

AFC is considered a pioneer in the design and use of fluorinated ethylene propylene bags and has been producing innovative solutions for more than 20 years. The company's products include Vuelife culture bags, KryoSure cryopreservation bags, and KryoVue cryopreservation overwrap pouches.

"This acquisition of American Fluoroseal Corporation is complementary to the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics film production and single use systems for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. AFC now expands our product offering into the area of vessels or bags which are used in very specific cell culture applications. Thanks to Saint-Gobain's global reach, combining the companies will allow us to partner with our global customers wherever they operate," says Michael Cahill, VP, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' Fluid Systems division in which the AFC business will be integrated.