Non-residential habitat

To meet the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection, Saint-Gobain offers innovative solutions for offices, hospitals, day-care centres, schools and other service buildings. The building projects carried out under the Multi-Comfort Program demonstrate that it is possible to build or renovate these types of buildings with currently available materials and technologies.

Plasterboard systems

An essential material for the internal finishing of buildings, plasterboard is used for partitions, wall linings, ceilings and floors. Via its various commercial brands, Saint-Gobain provides a wide range of efficient solutions that adapt to all types of building projects: new and renovation, tertiary or industrial buildings.


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Industrial Mortars

The Industrial Mortars Activity, via the Weber worldwide brand, provides a complete range of solutions:

decoration, protection and insulation on façades of single dwellings and multi-unit housing, commercial and industrial buildings,
fixation and grouting of ceramic tiles and natural stones,
technical mortars,
interior walls,
expanded clay lightweight aggregates and blocks.

With deep local knowledge of its markets and extensive international experience, each year, Weber develops innovative solutions to improve comfort and productivity on jobsite.


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Building with glass

Saint-Gobain has contributed to creating some of the world’s most audacious architectural projects.

Saint-Gobain Glass and Glassolutions supply glass with various properties for windows and picture windows, as well as for veranda and conservatory walls, glass roofs, light wells and entrance doors.

At Glassolutions, XXLGLASS in particular specializes in technically complex and large-scale international architectural projects. Its glazing meets the needs of architects and façade specialists seeking innovative and eco-efficient glass solutions. It is also a major advantage for obtaining the rapidly growing environmental certifications (LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, HQE, etc.).

Solar Gard films have been designed to be applied on both the inside and outside of building glass to protect occupants from the effects of the sun’s heat, glare and UV rays. They are a less costly solution for solar protection than air conditioning or blinds and awnings. Additionally, with its Armorcoat® range, Solar Gard provides security films for windows to protect occupants and property from injury in the event of breakage and to act as a barrier against breaking and entering.

MEGICA (sputtering targets) from Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions are used to produce thin film onto building glass for different functions.


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Performance Plastics

The Performance Plastics Activity gathers solutions combining material science, processing technology and design to save energy, provide protection, improve comfort and sustain the environment for a variety of industries: Thermalbond® for Panel stiffener bonding, providing a structural glazing gasket with design freedom; Norseal®for Sandwich panels and window sealing, providing protection against water, dirt and air infiltration and resist weathering and UV oxidation; Greenglue® for soundproofing, used in panel or wall.

Lastly, thanks to its ultra-light, fire-proof SHEERFILL® architectural membrane, Saint-Gobain roofs the world’s largest stadiums.

Besides, the high performance films provided by Saint-Gobain can also be used as protective cap stock film adhesively laminated to graphics / signage in outdoor construction and indoor decoration applications. The films could provide anti-graffiti, anti-stick, and easy-cleaning properties.

The Norton® ETFE film provided by Saint-Gobain could be used as the front panel film of flexible photovoltaic cell modules. The high-transparent, easy-cleaning, anti-scratch properties could be helpful for the high efficiency of the modules.


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Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials

For habitat, Ceramic Materials provides ZirPro zirconia powders used to manufacture pigments for coloring ceramic tiles.

Surface Conditionings product can be used in photovoltaic (PV) and LED lighting industries: highly engineered coolant, cleaner, polishing slurry and diamond powder are important consumables in silicon and sapphire processing, which bring reduction of cost and efficiency improvement into PV and LED.

Saint-Gobain Zirpro’s ceramic beads "Zirblast" are widely used for blasting on door & windows aluminum profile and stainless steel for building construct part. With its treated aesthetic aspect gives added value for the metallic part.


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Norton Clipper® machines and diamond tools deliver extraordinary performance in drilling and cutting all materials on building and construction sites.

In the habitat sector, plumbers, builders, carpenters, tilers, painters and decorators also benefit from Saint-Gobain Abrasives solutions.


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Mainly sold under the worldwide ISOVER brand, our mineral wool (glass and stone) or foam (polystyrene and polyurethane) insulation systems are designed for the residential market, both new and renovation. ISOVER systems also include membranes for wall airtightness and the management of water vapor transfers, as well as specific frames and accessories to ensure optimum installation.


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ADFORS high-performance glass fiber ADFORS

The range of Saint-Gobain Adfors technical fabrics includes Vertex® glass mesh for external thermal insulation composite systems, wall coverings, FibaTape® drywall joint tapes, glass mat for thermal insulation and insect screening. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Novelio® paintable wall coverings can include properties that help protect our health: Novelio® Clean-Air absorbs and neutralizes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Novelio® Mold-X contains an anti-bacterial agent that improves health safety. This wall covering is particularly suitable for patient rooms, rest rooms and unventilated areas in health buildings.

In addition to protecting us, Adfors also lights up residential building interiors with its Onirys® lighting fabric.


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