Innovative Materials
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The Innovative Materials sector has a unique portfolio with a wealth of materials and processes for applications in the area of home living and work and for industry. As the technological leader of the Saint-Gobain Group, the sector division relies on an important pillar: innovation. The innovative technologies within the sector are broken down into three material families: ceramics, polymers and glass-fibre reinforcement. The flat glass activity within the main sector of Innovative Materials has a portfolio of highly efficient products in the area of energy efficiency, environmental protection, safety, comfort and optics. The eight activities within the main sector are:

High-performance synthetic materials

  • Abrasives
  • Ceramics
  • Synthetic materials
  • Textile solutions (Glass-fibre reinforcement)

Flat glass

  • Flat glass production
  • Processing of flat glass for the construction industry and domestic appliances.
  • Processing of flat glass for motor vehicles and other means of transport.
  • Solutions for the solar area

In all these activities, we are either world market leader or at least European market leader.


  • Every third house in Europe is equipped with insulating glass from Saint-Gobain.
  • Every second car in Europe is equipped with Saint-Gobain Sekurit glass.

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