Saint-Gobain Research Shanghai

Saint-Gobain Research Shanghai (SGR Shanghai) - one of the 8 Saint-Gobain transversal R&D centers. SGR Shanghai is located in the Minhang Development Zone, at the heart of its Shanghai industrial complex, neighboring our production plants involved in Performance Plastics, Automotive glazing, Abrasives and Ceramics businesses.

Mirroring the extraordinary richness of Saint-Gobain technologies, this Center hosts scientists in almost all advanced material sciences from ceramics to polymers, glass to Abrasives, plasters and cements to composites…and reaches variety of research fields including: material science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, modeling, building physics, grinding, coating, automatic inspection, industry 4.0, sensors, etc.


The center builds a strong technical competency in product development, in-depth scientific research and analysis, rapid response to business requests and frontline technology development. Equipped with cutting edge scientific equipment, SGR Shanghai is taking part in fast-changing technical evolution. Polymer material processing, Abrasives, Powder processing, Automatic Inspection, Industry 4.0, construction materials, refractories and cement are established technical areas to support Saint-Gobain development in Asia-Pacific.


SGR Shanghai building was designed by Arte Charpentier. Phase II building green labels demonstrate our willingness and success to make our facilities a safe and environmental friendly place to work. All the Center resources and competencies are fully aligned with Saint-Gobain commitment towards combining growth and sustainability and to “Make The World A Better Home”!


In close partnership with the businesses it serves, each year SGR Shanghai delivers numerous new products and invention patents. Some of our platforms are unique in Saint-Gobain, sustaining business world-wide growths initiatives.


SGR Shanghai proposes rich career developments and permanent exposure to international teams within Saint-Gobain R&D network.