June 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM EDT
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SiGNa Opens Plant To Manufacture Greener, Safer Oilfield Chemicals

High-Tech Startup Already at Maximum Capacity, Plans for Second Manufacturing Plant Underway

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiGNa Chemistry announced today the opening of a new manufacturing plant and a technical research center to support the company's efforts to develop environmentally-friendly products that are based on a stabilized alkali metal platform. The materials produced at this facility are used for a number of enhanced oil recovery applications throughout North America. The fast-growing start-up is already nearing plant capacity and is in the process of planning for its second manufacturing facility.

SiGNa is a specialty chemical manufacturer that produces a portfolio of stabilized alkali metal products. The company focuses on developing clean, high-performance chemical technologies that benefit a variety of industries, including industrial chemical processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and oil and gas recovery. SiGNa, which was founded in 2007, expects that the 25,000 square foot facility in Rochester will create 37 permanent jobs and 75 ancillary jobs over a three-year period.  

There are many important new industrial applications for SiGNa's products, which are often cleaner and more environmentally friendly than the legacy chemicals used today. Research that is completed at the new Rochester Technology Center will lead to new products that minimize the environmental impact in a number of industries including enhanced oil recovery, petrochemical refining, wellbore and pipeline cleanout, and paper and rubber manufacturing.

"This continued expansion of our manufacturing capacity will allow us to meet the demands of our customers throughout the global heavy oil industry; customers that are looking for more effective and greener solutions," said SiGNa President & CEO, Michael Lefenfeld. "Our new facilities will also support new research and lead to the commercialization of new chemical products that ultimately leave a smaller global footprint."

SiGNa plans to further expand its manufacturing capacity to meet the oil and gas industries' growing demand for greener and more efficient chemicals. The company has a proprietary process to transform pure alkali metals into safe, easy-to-use materials that deliver significant improvements in yield, throughput, and cost. Its chemicals produce only benign by-products and cause less impact on the environment. 

About SiGNa Chemistry
Founded in 2007, New York City-based SiGNa Chemistry is a premier specialty chemical manufacturer and oil production company.  SiGNa develops and manufactures chemical products based on its proprietary stabilized alkali metal platform.  The company's mission is to develop cost-effective, innovative new chemical products that are also environmentally safe and deliver better performance than legacy chemicals.  SiGNa serves customers in 50 countries, and its products are used in a wide range of applications, including oil and gas recovery, plastics, papers, petrochemical refining, pharmaceuticals and construction rubbers.  More information about SiGNa and stabilized alkali metals can be found at www.signachem.com.

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