Saint-Gobain’s Process Systems business unit helps customers achieve safety, performance and brand assurance through a broad range of capabilities that rely on superior engineering and customer support. Our product applications include the food & beverage, habitat, aerospace, chemical and electronics sectors. Through our customized solutions and a variety of product offerings, we help customers achieve goals in innovation, efficiency, sustainability and product integrity.
In order to support the key strategies of technology innovation and development in emerging countries of Saint-Gobain group and to meet the requirements of rapidly growing businesses in Asia-Pacific, particularly in China for the group, Saint-Gobain has decided and approved to start the Phase II construction project of our Shanghai R&D center.
This R&D center complies with the Group’s strategy: innovate to address new markets. Its role is to improve knowledge of customer needs and to convert this knowledge into innovative projects.
Saint-Gobain's Performance Plastics division emerges as a global leader in high-performance polymer solutions, focusing on demanding applications with innovative technology. It is comprised of three major businesses – Composites, Engineered Components, and Fluid Systems. Saint-Gobain's Process Systems business unit falls under Fluid Systems and provides solutions for fluid transfer, fluid control, sealing and insulation applications.
Saint-Gobain acquires Furon®, a leading supplier of highly engineered polymer products. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics division emerged and one year later, CHEMFAB, a major supplier of high-performance plastics is acquired.
Saint-Gobain acquires Norton Company, now a leading worldwide supplier of abrasives, ceramics and high-performance plastics.
Norton Company opens its R&D Center in Northborough, Massachusetts – now Saint-Gobain's largest research center in the world.
The twentieth century is a century of diversification. Saint-Gobain becomes interested in all types of glass products and takes advantage of the considerable growth of the automotive market and contemporary architecture.
The merger with Pont-à-Mousson in 1970 marks a turning point in the history of the Group, deeply transformed by the strong trend toward mergers and acquisitions.
Norton Company purchases U.S. Stoneware, thus expanding into chemical process products and plastics.
U.S. Stoneware Company of Akron, Ohio successfully extrudes PVC and launches the Tygon® branded tubing. Emphasis on quality and sanitation enables Tygon® to lead the premium plastic tubing market.
Founded under the reign of Louis XIV, the Royal Mirror Glass Manufactory develops a revolutionary procedure for making mirror glass: table casting. It opened its main production site in a small village in the northeast of the kingdom, Saint-Gobain, from which it took its name.